‘I Didn’t Announce Aiyedatiwa as Tinubu’s Preferred Candidate in Ondo Guber –Minister Cries Out

The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has disassociated himself from a report that President Bola Tinubu has picked Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State as his preferred candidate for the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

A statement issued by Babatunde Alao, special adviser on Media and Publicity to the minister, on Wednesday in Abuja, also described as false, the purported appointment of the minister as leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.

Alao, who was reacting to the social media publication by Blueprint Newspaper titled “Tinubu appoints Tunji-Ojo political leader in Ondo State, described the report as baseless and fictitious.

“Therefore, Tunji-Ojo completely disassociates and distances himself from the purported appointment as it holds no truth whatsoever,” he said.