The leadership of Accord Party (AP) in Ondo State has distanced itself from the endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede.
The party described the purported endorsement as a ruse.
It said those who carried the endorsement were unknown to the party.
Addressing reporters in Akure, the party’s Chairman, Ajibola Falaye, said the party has not collapsed its structures for Jegede.
Recalled that the Publicity Secretary Kennedy Peretei had in a statement claimed that the party had collapsed its structures in the 18 local governments to support the PDP.
He said a chieftain of the party, Mr. Ambode Abiodun, led party leaders to the PDP secretariat where they promised to deliver not fewer than 100,000 votes to Jegede.
But Falaye said Abiodun and others were suspended from the party six years ago.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Accord Party held primaries and Rotimi Akindejoye was elected as the governorship candidate. He has a running mate,” Falaye added.