A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has denied speculations in some quarters that he defected to the APC to be able to get an appointment from the incoming administration, saying his priority for joining the party was to help build the party in the state.
Oke, who was a former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party and the party’s candidate in the 2012 governorship election in the state, defected to APC on April 8, 2015 following internal wrangling in the state chapter of the PDP between his group and that of Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
The former PDP flag bearer in a statement on Monday by his media aide, Rotimi Ogunleye, said instead of jostling for positions, he was ready to be a part of the process that would deepen democracy, throw up good and accountable leadership that would deliver good governance to the people of the state.
The lawyer added that his intention was to join other leaders of the party in the state to build a formidable party that would win elections in the state.
“My priority is to join other leaders of APC to build a stronger and formidable party in Ondo state. Contrary to unhealthy speculations from some quarters, I am not in a chase for any position. More than anything, restoration of good governance in Ondo state is my priority. This I am committed to”, the statement partly read.