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Ondo 2016: Abraham denies supporting Akeredolu

Runner-up in the September 3 primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary in Ondo State, Chief Segun Abraham, on Wednesday denied supporting the party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu.

Abraham, who stated this in a press statement issued by his media aide, Sayo Aluko, said he remained resolute in getting justice on the fraud perpetrated during the party’s primary, saying the election was fraught with irregularities.

Abraham, who came second in the election behind Akeredolu who emerged the winner of the contest, had approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to reverse the result of the primary.

He called on his supporters to distance themselves from any information linking him with Akeredolu saying it was an act to sway votes for Akeredolu.

Abraham said, “I urge my supporters and the people to distance themselves from any information or attempt to confuse them and sway their conviction, by wrongfully claiming that I am considering a move to work with or support Rotimi Akeredolu.

“I, Olusegun Abraham, have not thrown my weight behind Rotimi Akeredolu or any other person(s), I remain solidly behind the people of Ondo State and vice versa, and I strongly believe that justice will be secured soon enough.

“Any rumour stating such is a deliberate deceit and a selfish attempt to confuse the people.

“The matter seeking the reclamation of my mandate, which is the mandate of the people, is in court, with another hearing slated for the 10th of November, 2016.

“I am standing firm on getting justice, not only for myself or the members of the APC in Ondo State, but also for the entire people of Ondo State who have earnestly shown their desire for good governance by embracing my candidature.”