As the race for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State gets intense, two governorship aspirants of the party have stepped down for a frontline governorship aspirant of the party, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice.
Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, who is the senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District in the upper chambers of the National Assembly, hails from Oka-Akoko in Ondo State.
The governorship aspirants are former Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Victor Olabimtan and Business Mogul, Chief Olusegun Abraham. The duo hail from Supare-Akoko and Ikare-Akoko respectively. According informed sources, the two aspirants decided to join forces with Boroffice after wide consultations and in the overall interest of the party.
Meanwhile, the committee headed by APC Board of Trustees (BOT) member and former Deputy Governor Ali Olanusi, that was mandated by Akoko leaders to determine the best among the seven governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the area has defended why Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, topped the list. The rating scale made available to newmen rated Boroffice higher with 84 points, with Olabimtan coming second with 67 points.
Former member, House of Representatives, Ganny Dauda, came third, scoring 61 points. A member of the screening committee, Prof. Olusola Ehindero of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, said the choice and recommendations of an aspirant out of the many deserving and qualified sons aspiring for the governorship seat from Akokoland was a ‘daunting task’