OrderPaperToday – Chief Whip of the Senate, Olusola Adeyeye has said that he willfully declined to seek reelection to represent Osun Central senatorial district.
According to him, he was not “forced out” of the race.
Adeyeye has been in the red chamber since 2011 and was a member of the House of Representatives hitherto.
In a statement sent to OrderPaperNG on Monday, the respected legislator said: “Nobody forced me out of the APC senatorial contest in Osun Central. On the contrary, I constantly resisted being drafted to contest again.
“I announced more than four years ago that I was no longer interested in being a candidate for any election. I refused to obtain nomination form for the ongoing process.”
He submitted that he deliberately made himself “inaccessible to those attempting to draft me.
“As numerous people sought my support, I consistently and truthfully declared that my wish would be for Dr. Bashiru Aiihola or Mrs. Iiti laoyeIomori to emerge as our party’s candidate.”
“I am very happy that one of them did. I am working hard for the success of Bashiru Aiihola. He will win the senatorial contest by a landslide”, he added.