..As Party submits name to INEC as flagbearer
The national leadership of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, has formally written a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, asking for the replacement of its candidate for the coming governorship election in Ondo State.
The AD asked that the name of the party’s candidate, Dr. Akin Olowookere, be substituted with that of Chief Olusola Oke for the governorship election.
The party had already persuaded Olowookere to make way for Oke, following the intervention of some prominent founding fathers of the party.
Olowookere, it was gathered, has agreed to the arrangements and will become an integral part of the Oke team.
Oke is expected to be joined in the AD by some aggrieved governorship aspirants from the APC.
In an interview, Media aide to Chief Oke, Ogunleye Rotimi Williams confirmed the story saying the development would be made public later today.