The Oyo State chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) has denied adopting the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Teslim Folarin as its gubernatorial candidate in the March 11 governorship election in the state.
The party stated that the African Action Congress is not in alliance with APC despite the fact that the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Mr Mojeed Okedara has been expelled over anti-party activities.
The party, in a statement by its Chairman, Com. Kayode Babayomi on Wednesday, stated that the public shouldn’t pay attention the rumours flying around about an alliance, as the party is not adopting any candidate for the election.
The statement read: “The attention of the Oyo State Working Committee of the African Action Congress (AAC) has been drawn to a publication wherein one Rotimi Ogunlana is being described as a “pioneer chairman of AAC”, using such to negotiate and curry favours from the governorship candidate of the APC, Mr Teslim Folarin.”
“The party has no business with such character as he has been expelled a year ago by the state leadership over similar corrupt activities.”
“We wish to restate that the AAC is not a vehicle for anti-people negotiations or alliances. We have not endorsed any individual or political party, despite the fact that the gubernatorial candidate of our party, Mr Mojeed Okedara has been expelled for anti-party activities. This is already public knowledge.”
Babayomi stated that the party will be contesting in the Governorship and Houses of Assembly elections. He urged the people of Oyo not to fall for who he described as fraudulent elements and their tactics of distraction.
He said further: “We remain focused on the goal of liberation and we urge every eligible voter to vote in our Candidates come Saturday, March 11th, 2023. The clarification is that the governorship ticket, just like other offices is sponsored by the party.
“Our party is strictly guided by its constitution and ideology and will never compromise.
“We wish to advise the panicky Teslim Folarin of the APC to go take back whatever inducement he has offered Ogunlana, because he has no electoral value.”