Osun State Governorship candidate of Accord Party, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi has disclosed that he has neither political or business tie with the All Progressives Congress (APC’s) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He added that that he is not working with the APC or PDP in the build up to the July 16 governorship election as he is sure of victory in the poll.
Ogunbiyi, while speaking during a meeting with key members of the state pensioners explained that he outrightly rejected the offer to join the APC after he was cheated by the PDP in 2018 because he was not in politics for personal gains but to serve the Osun people and use his God given potentials to bring development and growth to the state.
“I have said it severally that I have nothing to do with Tinubu either politically or in the business world. Whatsoever is said was by my political opponents and the woman who started this has come forward to apologize to me.
“What I was offered by the APC to join the party was not up to what I spent and even if anyone offer me the whole world, I won’t accept it. By the grace of God, I don’t depend on anyone and I did not take anything from anyone for my campaign. I am not rich but I am okay. I am 60 years now and I have what can take care of me in the next 60 years”, he stated.
The Accord flag-bearer noted that if he rejected such offer then, he is resolute now to contest this election and that he is sure of winning, saying he was not working in alliance with either APC or PDP but to see that the two political parties are defeated during the July 16th governorship election.
Ogunbiyi assured the retirees that they won’t regret supporting him to win the governorship election as he has plans to effectively pay all gratuities of the state pensioners within six months of his government.
According to him, as an expert and a major player in the corporate world, paying pensioners would lead to boosting the state’s economy and help the aged who had toiled and used their dark hairs to serve the state to live healthy and happy lives.
He further highlighted programmes in his manifesto and how he will govern the state to attain greater heights in the education, health, agriculture, sports, entertainment and mining sectors.
The retirees who expressed their confidence in the ability of Ogunbiyi promised their unalloyed support to the Accord candidate in the coming election.