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Ondo 2016: Boroffice disowns statement backing Akeredolu



Governorship aspirant in the Ondo State governorship election, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, on Friday, dissociated himself from a press statement credited to him which declared his support for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rotimi Akeredolu.

Boroffice had purportedly said on Thursday to have accepted the verdict of APC’s National Working Committee which upheld Mr. Akeredolu’s primary election as the party’s candidate.

In a widely circulated statement, Boroffice was also quoted to have declared his total support for the lawyer, while he also urged all his supporters to make themselves and their resources available to the candidate in the effort to win the next governorship election in the state.

But Boroffice, a senator who represents Ondo North senatorial district, said the statement did not emanate from him.

Speaking through his media aide, Kayode Fakuyi, Mr. Boroffice said he did not address any press conference on Wednesday as claimed by the statement.

“The Media Office of Professor Ajayi Boroffice, OON has noted with utmost consternation a press statement that was purportedly issued by the senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice on Wednesday, 12th of October, 2016,” Mr. Fakuyi said.

“The said press statement, which appeared to have been circulated on the social media by its originators, did not emanate from Prof. Boroffice.

“It should also be noted that the senator did not address any press conference on Wednesday.

“By this statement, I wish to draw a line and detach Prof. Boroffice from the views and admonitions expressed in the said press statement.

“It bears repeating that Prof. Boroffice remains one of the founding fathers of the All Progressives Congress in Nigeria and a loyal leader of the party in Ondo State.

“However, that does not confer any modicum of privilege to any person or group to write whatever press statement they like and falsely present it to the public as views of Prof. Boroffice.”