The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the forthcoming Ondo election, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said that he didn’t attend the Governorship debate because he was ‘tucked in the deep riverine communities’.
In a letter by signed by Kunle Adebayo, communications secretary of his campaign organisation, Akeredolu regretted being absent from the debate organised by Channels Television on Monday night.
Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy; Jimoh Ibrahim of Peoples Democratic Party; and Olu Agunloye of Social Democratic Party, were the three candidates that were at the two-hour programme.
Read Akeredolu’s full statement:
“Akeredolu Campaign Platform (ACP) regrets its inability to attend today’s governorship debate organised by Channels Television.
“It is unfortunate that the debate is coming at a time when our grassroots rallies are at their peaks.
“As we speak, Akeredolu is tucked in the deep riverine communities of Ilaje Local
Government, most of which have no access to electricity to watch television.
“In view of the demands of this hectic campaign schedule, we therefore regret our inability to honour Channels TV’s call for debate with the remaining time”.