Candidate of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, ANRP, Olalekan Ayorinde, has cried out over the omission of his name from the provisional names of candidates for the 2019 elections in Oyo State released last Friday by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
A statement sent by his media office to OYO INSIGHT, reads: ANRP Gubernatorial Candidate name omitted in INEC’s provisional list: Is this a sign of being threatened by his popularity?
“Part of the ineffectiveness and insanity that has brought us to this stage, The Independent Electoral Commission INEC, recently released provisional list of Gubernatorial Candidates in Oyo State and to my greatest surprise, my name was omitted. We will keep petitioning till we get our mandate, not just in INEC but Oyo State as a whole.
“To my supporters, this further re-instates the virtue of us being a reckoning factor. I am not stepping down, we will continue in this struggle for good governance. My name is Olalekan Oladotun Ayorinde.” #Believe2019.”
As at the time of filing this report, this newspaper has not been able to get the reaction of INEC’s spokesperson as to why Ayorinde’s name was omitted.