A member of the National Assembly, Senator Teslim Folarin has said that he is still in the gubernatorial race on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 elections.

Folarin who represents Oyo Central senatorial district made this disclosure on Tuesday.

Our correspondent reports that Folarin is one of the gubernatorial aspirants of APC in the state.

The lawmaker said the need to voice out became necessary due to a rumour that he has been asked to shelve his ambition.

Our correspondent gathered that some online media had reported that the lawmaker has been told by the APC leaders in Abuja to back out of the gubernatorial race.

Folarin in his reaction said he was still very active in the race to secure the governorship ticket of APC on Thursday.

Folarin while describing the rumour as the handiwork of his political enemies, enjoined members of the party to disregard the news he called “fake news”.

He said, “The news is a sponsored fake news aimed at misleading the people of Oyo State, teeming members of our great party (APC) and my teeming supporters across the length and breadth of our state.

“I want to disclaim that there was no instruction handed down to me by any person, group of persons or the highest hierarchy of our great party.

“I am actively in the race and will undoubtedly get the majority votes of our party delegates on Thursday, 26th May 2022 to become 2023 Oyo APC governorship flag-bearer.

“To this end, I enjoin members of our great party and supporters to disregard the fake news and entertain no fear. With God on our side, I’ll not only win the 2023 governorship ticket of our great party but also defeat the ruling PDP in the 2023 general elections”.


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