Action Congress of Nigeria aspirant for the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State, Dr. Olu Agunloye, said on Thursday that the choice of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu as the party’s candidate for the poll would not stop his ambition.
Agunloye, a former minister, while addressing his supporters in Akure, however, said the decision of the national leadership of the party to settle for Akeredolu would not stop him from actualising his ambition.
He said the news of the party leaders’ decision came to him as “a rude shock and great disappointment”.
He regretted that the leadership of the party did not take into consideration the contributions of the aspirants to the mobilisation drive and the cohesion in the party.
He said, “Many of my supporters were also depressed because we have worked hard, we have done what we are supposed to do, we fasted, we did vigil.
“But I need to assure our people that this is not the end of life. If we don’t get the best from the ACN, we should be open to all other options, but one thing that is certain is that I will not walk away from the platform.
“It is unfortunate that people outside Ondo State do not know that we are responsible for building the party, maybe all the aspirants were telling them the same story about their contributions to the present status of the party in the state.”
Meanwhile, governors elected on the platform of the ACN on Wednesday backed Akeredolu for the election.