I remain front runner in Ondo gov race ― Adelami

Former Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Chief Olayide Adelami, has declared that he remains a front runner in the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for November this year.

Tribune Online reports that Adelami made the declaration in a statement issued as a reaction to the reported adoption of Chief Olusola Oke as the consensus candidate of the Unity Forum, a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Adelami, who was endorsed by the Akoko Progressives Forum, said he was not bothered by what he described as an attempt by a few individuals in the Unity Forum to impose their choice on the group, pointing out that he has the best agenda to make the state envy of other states in the country.

“Let the people of Ondo State know that I will not be distracted by this purported endorsement and will, therefore, continue in my quest to liberate our people from the shackles of ineffective and inefficient governance of the current government. In the coming days, we shall continue engaging every media in further giving hope to our people that, truly, liberation is near,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the Akoko Progressives Forum said it was supporting the Owo-born politician because “of his unabashed antecedent in the public service, having rose from the level of obscurity to a place of grace and has served the masses for 35 years and ultimately attaining the peak in his career.”

In a statement signed by Ibitoye Olajide and Abiola Florence, its coordinator and the general secretary, respectively, the forum said: “Having looked into the antecedents of all aspirants including the incumbent governor, the movement decided to support, canvas and vote for an aspirant with no bashed antecedent and who has interested in human development in the past years.”

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