Bolaji Tunji, the Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Communications and Strategy, has reacted to claims by ex-governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, alleging that Ajimobi had perfected plans to impose one Mr. Olasunkanmi Tegbe as the All Progressives the former, APC, standard bearer in the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State.
Alao-Akala had also accused Ajimobi of offering him a Ministerial slot to step down for Mr. Tegbe.
However, Tunji said it was surprising that such allegations could come from the highly-respected former governor.
Tunji said that Alao-Akala was part of the several meetings the governor had with the aspirants, where it was agreed that the aspirants should meet and present three of them.
“They, including Alao-Akala, agreed and signed that whoever emerged as the party’s candidate would be supported.
“The allegations against the governor are very untrue,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.
Specifically, he described the allegations that Ajimobi had offered Alao-Akala a ministerial slot to pitch him against Shittu as untrue.
Tunji stated that Shittu had already taken permission from the president to contest the governorship seat in the state.
DAILY POST reports that Alao-Akala announced his withdrawal from the primaries, alleging lack of level playing field for all aspirants.