National Chairman of the Alliance for Democracy, Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa has directed members of the party in Lagos State to vote for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje in the Saturday, April 11, 2015 polls.
In the same vein he debunked a statement by its former presidential candidate, Rafiu Salau, who urged AD members to vote for Akinwunmi Ambode.
Speaking to newsmen at his home in Ibadan on Thursday, April 9, 2015, Akinfenwa said AD members should vote for the PDP in any state where the AD was not fielding any candidate.
He said: “This is to bring it to the public the stand of AD against the false declaration made by one Mr. Rufus Salau. It is good to reiterate that earlier before his call for support for APC, he had been expelled from the party. He was until January 28, 2015 the National Secretary of AD. At the National Executive Committee meeting of the party in Abuja on January 28, which Salau attended, he was told to withdraw from the presidential race as AD candidate.
“Reason for this decision was that the primary that produced him was not attended by any of the 36 state party chairmen and 22 members of the NEC because the party never approved or was aware of such primary. With effect from March 10, 2015, Salau was finally expelled from AD owing to his excesses such as engaging in anti-party activities and issuing of press releases which I, as the chairman, and the NEC were not privy to.”
“I therefore direct all members of our party nationwide to vote massively for AD candidates on Saturday. Where the party has no candidate, the NEC of the party has directed the state chapters to vote for PDP candidates that had approached and solicited for AD support, for example, in Lagos State where PDP had requested for our support for its candidate, Agbaje.”