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Other Parties in Ondo Want Me – Agunloye

Other Parties in Ondo Want Me – Agunloye

Action Congress of Nigeria governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Dr. Olu Agunloye, said on Thursday that some parties started wooing him since the leadership of his party picked Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu as its candidate.

Agunloye told our correspondent in a telephone interview in Akure that some leaders of the ACN were also having useful discussions with him on the latest development within the party.

The former Mines and Power minister explained that he did not attend last  Sunday meeting between Governor Rauf Aregbesola and some aspirants because he had met with the Osun state helmsman the previous day.

He said, “The truth is that I was invited but I did not see reasons why I should attend since I was invited a day earlier and I had a lengthy one-on-one discussion with Governor Aregbesola.

“There are a lot of issues to be addressed anyway.

“For instance, the party would need to tell the aspirants what will happen to the political platforms they had built individually. I will want to know for instance whether I should make mine available for the poll.

“At the moment, some political parties had approached me to say their platforms are available for me to use; some people from the Labour Party, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Congress for Progressive Change among others.

“It is a development that is bound to happen because of what is happening in our party. I receive an average of 70 calls per hour these days and most of them are politicians offering  their platforms to me.”

Meanwhile, lawyers in Ondo State under the aegis of the Nigeria Bar Association on Thursday, said they did not  adopt any candidate for the October 20 governorship election in the state.

The Vice Chairman of the Okitipupa branch of the NBA, Mr. Segun Lema, had in a statement published in some newspapers on Tuesday, said  the association had agreed to support  Akeredolu.

But the Chairman of the Okitipupa branch of the association,  Mr. Benson Amuwa, at a news conference in Akure on Thursday, said Lema merely expressed his personal views.

Amuwa  said Lema would be disciplined for bringing the image of the association into disrepute.

He insisted that the NBA had nothing against the aspiration of Akeredolu as the governor of the state but it is against the ethics of the law profession to drag the name of the association into politics.

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