The leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state says the alleged “deal” supposedly struck by the incumbent Deputy Governor of the state, Hon. Agboola Ajayi with the party is “false and non existent”.
Zadok Akintoye, Director of Media and Publicity of the party in a statement obtained by The Precision NG in Akure, the state capital, assured aspirants in the party that no such deal exists.
“We would like to assure all our aspirants and their supporters that the party does not have a preferred candidate and will ensure level playing field to all aspirants or intending aspirant. As it has been clearly stated by the State Caretaker Chairman, Engr. Clement Faboyede, no aspirant shall be shut out of the process for picking a candidate as the party has concluded plans to guaranty free, fair, transparent and all-inclusive primaries as is the established custom of our party.
“Please note that the PDP remains absolutely committed to the principles and ethos of democracy and all intending members are expected to fully register at their ward and also participate in all party activities. The party acknowledges the right of His Excellency Mr. Agboola Ajayi and of all members of the public wishing to join our fold and would accord all intending members and aspirants a warm reception as we work together to liberate our dear state from the maladministration of the APC government
“We once again assure all aspirants and members of the party that the information as contained in the report is not true neither does it reflect the position of the state and national office”, the statement read.