Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun state governorship candidate of Accord Party (AP) Pastor Tope Tokoya has maintained that he never sold his gubernatorial ticket for N10M to national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu as being allegedly rumoured by the state chairman of the party, Elder Isiaka Amusa describing the statement as pure lies from the pit of hell.
Pastor Tope Tokoya said it was very shameful for the over70 years old state chairman of the party to be covering his grievous anti party activities with baseless allegations that he had sold his gubernatorial ticket when in actual fact, he had been the one romancing political gladiators in other parties and thereby working against the party’s interest.
The governorship candidate stated this while answering questions from journalists during a press conference held at Ogun NUJ secretariat, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta on Thursday to distance the party from the purported adoption of Prince Gboyega Isiaka, governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC)
Tokoya said the state party Chairman right after the governorship primaries had resolved to work against him because his candidate lost out and that every moves made to pacify him and kick off his governorship campaign yielded no fruits.
He disclosed that Elder Amusa even went as far as demanding N500M from him after the party had agreed to build the party on integrity, selfless service to the people and not on deep pockets or money bag whose interest would rather be to recoup their investment than serving the people.
Tokoya affirmed that he was still the governorship candidate of Accord Party in the state and had been reaching out to voters across the state to vote for him saying that the the state party chairman was only being mischievous for saying that he wasn’t campaigning or has not been serious with his governorship ambition.
The Publicity Secretary of the party in his earlier address had described as fraud the recent adoption of Prince Gboyega Isiaka, ADC governorship candidate by some members of the party led by the state chairman, describing the move as totally unacceptable and one that never represented the views of genuine Accord Party members in Ogun state.
The party insisted that Pastor Tokoya, former executive chairman of Odogbolu local government who was unanimously elected during its primaries remained the party’s governorship candidate and that the state chairman of the party and his co-travellers were only being driven with greed with the reported adoption of ADC governorship candidate in the state.