The Senator representing Ondo North, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, has declared his intention to contest the Ondo State governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The second term senator, who hails from Oka Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area, is the Asiwaju of Akokoland.
He was first elected senator in 2011 on the platform of Labour Party (LP). He, however, defected to the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) now APC in December of same year and was re-elected senator on its platform in 2015.
Borrofice, who spoke on a private radio station, Adaba FM, in Akure, the Ondo State capital yesterday, claimed that Governor Olusegun Mimiko was not comfortable with his intention to contest the election.
He said the election, slated for 2016, would determine the future of the state.
The Professor of Zoology called on people of the state to support the APC, saying development would come to the state, if the party wins.
Boroffice added that his governorship ambition was based on a burning desire to serve the people and ensure the state’s rapid development.
The senator, who noted that the Mimiko-led government has failed the people, said he was ready to serve with the fear of God.
“I am not in the race for any selfish reason”, the senator added.
Boroffice, who was the pioneer Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, said he had drawn a blueprint for the state, which will guide his government, if he eventually emerges the next governor.
He assured that his government would focus on education, youth and rural development.