The governor of Ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has distanced himself from promotional activities linking him with the 2023 presidential election.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde said his principal had nothing to do with the pseudo campaigners.
In the last two weeks, campaign posters and fliers urging Governor Akeredolu to contest the next presidential election have dotted a section of the social media.
The latest poster had depicted an Akeredolu/Buni joint APC ticket. Alhaji Mai Mala Buni is the governor of Yobe state and doubles as Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.
But Akeredolu’s spokesperson described the development as a “needless distraction”.
“Undoubtedly, the development is no less a needless distraction. Even though Mr Governor’s constitutional right, qualification and competences are not in doubt, this particular campaign does not represent in any manner, his immediate political disposition.
“For emphasis, Governor Akeredolu who has just been re-elected, wishes to be left to focus on deepening good governance in Ondo State.
“He, therefore, advises all involved to be guided just as he holds the firm view that only God can put men in position”, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Ondo State Government has ordered that BOLA KOMO CLUB, located opposite Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, be closed down forthwith.
This was contained in a statement made available to Journalists by the State commissioner for information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo.
According to the statement, “The closure order is with immediate effect; and shall remain in force indefinitely, until further notice.
“It is pertinent to note that this order comes on the heels of a painstaking monitoring and surveillance effort culminating in a detailed profiling of the facility as a hot spot by security agencies.
R”are, therefore, advised to note this order as anyone found around the facility does that at his or her own risk”