The Action Alliance (AA) has denied that its governorship candidate in Lagos State has stepped down for the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The chairman of the AA in Lagos State, Alhaji Nureni Ayinla-Oniru in a statement on Friday dismissed reports claiming that the candidate of his party for Saturday’s gubernatorial election, Tope AbdurRazaq Balogun has stepped down for Sanwo-Olu of the ruling APC.
He said some viral social media posts, which claimed Balogun “stepped down” for Governor Sanwo-Olu based on the intervention of the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola are absolutely false.
According to Ayinla-Oniru, it is true that the AA candidate and some party officials met with Aregbesola earlier today (Friday), but the meeting has nothing to do with an alliance or stepping down from the Lagos governorship race.
He said, “The AA candidate did not step down for anyone. Disregard any news to that effect. It is the handiwork of manipulators. They only twisted the story for purposes of propaganda.
“Yes, we met with the Minister today. But we didn’t agree to step down.
“Action Alliance will be on the ballot tomorrow, March 18, and our strong hope is that we will birth a new Lagos.”
This article was originally published on Naija News
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Author: Oladipo Abiola