Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has revealed that he does not have a favoured presidential aspirant and has not endorsed any of the 23 contenders seeking the partyâ€™s ticket ahead of the APCâ€™s presidential primary.
Akeredolu said the Chairman of the Southern Governorsâ€™ Forum, and his colleaguesâ€™ ultimate goal was for the presidency to return to the south.
Akeredolu distanced himself from reports linking him to the endorsement of one of the aspirants in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde.
Despite public knowledge of his position as Chairman of the Southern Governorsâ€™ Forum, which believed that power and the presidency should move to the South, the governor claimed that the article was written to drag him into unnecessary controversy.
â€œOur attention has just been drawn to a statement widely circulated and credited to the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, purportedly endorsing a particular presidential aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
â€œThe statement, largely laced with partisan interest and fluid narrative was not authored by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.â€