The APC governorship Aspirant who stepped down for Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has given reason for his action.
He gave the reason in address to his supporters.
Below is the address.
For the past few days the leadership of the Party has been engaging me exclusively on the issue of my quest to contest the Governorship election of Ondo State.
After a series of discussion with a representative of Mr. President, the acting National Chairman and other leaders of the Party and after due consultations with leadership of my team I have taken the rather painful decision to withdraw from the race in the interest of our people as it has become clear that we will not be able to achieve our aim in the present circumstances.
I will provide further information later.
I apologise for those who feel disappointed by this act and hope you will find a place in your heart to forgive me when you are fully briefed of the circumstances that led to this decision.