Ondo 2024: I will not Endorse Aiyedatiwa – Ex Ondo Speaker

Oleyeloogun and Aiyedatiwa

...You are dead politically – Group tells Oleyeloogun 



Former Speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyeloogun has described as untrue, the news making the rounds that he had endorsed the ambition of governor Lucky aiyedatiwa ahead of November governorship election in the state.


In a statement made available to newsmen in Akure on Monday, Oleyeloogun said he had endorsed the ambition Senator Jimoh Ibrahim and would not go back to endorse someone else.


He said, “I want the general public to disregard the news linking me with the endorsement of Governor Lucky Ayedatiwa as a former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly.


“For record purposes, former Speakers of the State House of Assembly visited Governor Ayedatiwa to solicit for his sponsorship of our attendance of the Conference of Former Speakers Forum which held in Adamawa State recently.

At no point during our visit did we agree that the visit was for his endorsement. I therefore very surprised to stumbled on some online news stating that Ex-Speakers endorsed Aiyedatiwa including my humble self.


“The general public should please take note that i have endorsed Senator Jimoh Folorunso Ibrahim for Governor of Ondo State in the 2024 elections and after endorsing an aspirant, I can’t go back and endorsed another.


“I, Rt. Hon. (Prophet) Oleyelogun Bamidele David did not have any other candidate for the governorship race in Ondo State than Sen. (Dr. ) Jimoh Folorunso Ibrahim,OFR,CFR, a man with a wealth of experience, an astute businessman, and a philanthropist who processes the charisma and capability to take Ondo State to the next level.


“I remain focused. My loyalty and total commitment to my late Principal- Aketi is unshaken and undiluted. Taking the above into consideration, I have decided to work with his friend Sen. Jimoh Ibrahim for his long term ambition of becoming the first citizen of this state to come to reality.”


You are seeking political relevance – Aiyedatiwa’s Group tells Oleyeloogun


A campaign group within the All Progressives Congress APC in Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organization foot soldiers as described the claim by former Speaker, Ondo state House of Assembly, Bamidele Oleyeloogun that he did not endorse Governor Aiyedatiwa’s ambition as a move to seek political relevance.


Oleyeloogun in a statement on Monday had claimed that he had endorsed the ambition Senator Jimoh Ibrahim and would not go back to endorse someone else.


Reacting, in an interview with Roving Reporters, Mr Kayode Fasua, State Director of Information, LACO-FS, described Oleyeloogun’s claim as laughable.


Fasua said, “Oloyelogun’s claim that he was reported to be supporting Governor Aiyedatiwa is self-acclaimed and a laughable attempt to make himself relevant politically; at a time of his political Siberia.


“People never heard of whom he was supporting until he chose to inform us by default. The masses of Ondo State are for Aiyedatiwa and the moving train is on.


“Oloyelogun is free to join in, and if he chooses to stay in the cold, it is a matter of choice.


“Jimoh Ibrahim that he claims to support has not made such inroads as Aiyedatiwa. They are wayfarers, all.”

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