The lawmaker representing Ondo North Senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, on Sunday, denied having any pact with the Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, towards the next governorship election in the state.
The media aide to the Deputy Leader of the Senate, Mr Kayode Fakuyi who made the denial in a statement signed by him, maintained that Boroffice has no pact with Akeredolu on the choice of 2020 governorship flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Fakuyi in the statement said the camp of the Senator was aware of the rumour making the round that Akeredolu was hobnobbing with the lawmakers with a view to secure his support ahead of the election.
Fakuyi said: “I am aware some appointees of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu have perfected plans to pollute the airwaves with an illusory tale that Prof Boroffice and Governor Akeredolu sealed a pact at the instance of some National leaders of the APC.
“The second component of the fairy tale is the insinuation that Prof Boroffice secured a sort of concession in the pact.
“Thus, I wish to confirm that there is no pact between Prof Boroffice and Governor Akeredolu. The tale is false in its entirety. Anyway, Prof Boroffice does not need any sort of concession from anyone.”
He said further that “Prof Boroffice has no preferred aspirant for the 2020 governorship candidacy of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State.
“The purveyors of falsehood and their sponsor had many years to build and garner goodwill but they chose to fritter time and resources away by fighting imaginary enemies.
“Having lost out on all counts, they have resulted in cheap lies and clout chasing in the twilight of tenure”
He described the rumour as untrue and false and reminded the purveyors of such news that “fake news could attract weighty consequences.
He called on supporters of Boroffice not to believe such lies and said “I urge associates and supporters of Prof Boroffice to ignore the cheap lies emanating from appointees of the governor.
“Assuredly, no illusory pact can suspend the rights of party members to determine a party’s candidate or circumvent the process of direct guber primary election in Ondo State.”