Ondo 2016: Oke finally dumps APC, joins AD


*Party submits name to INEC as flagbearer

In another twist in the race to Government House in Akure, the national leadership of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, is believed to have formally written a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, asking for the replacement of its candidate, Dr. Akin Olowookere, for the coming governorship election in Ondo State, in favour of Chief Olusola Oke, who lost the All Progressives Congress, APC, ticket to Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu.

The AD, according to sources, had already persuaded Olowookere to make way for Oke, following the intervention of some prominent founding fathers of the party. Olowookere, it was gathered, has agreed to the arrangements and will become an integral part of the Oke team.

Oke is expected to be joined in the AD by some aggrieved governorship aspirants from the APC. Media aide to Oke, Ogunleye Rotimi Williams, confirmed the development, stressing that the party would make further clarifications later.

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