The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dispelled the rumor making rounds that, the Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Ladi Adebutu has been delisted from the commission’s list of candidates contesting the saturday, March 18 Governorship election in the State.
Reports that the PDP has no Governorship candidate in the forthcoming March 18 election in the State surfaced on the Social Media during the week.
Some members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State have been circulating the news that INEC has not recognised Adebutu as the Gubernatorial candidate of the party.
But, the Residence Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in Ogun State, Niyi Ijalaye dispelled the rumor, describing it as unfounded.
Ijalaye reacted to the rumor while speaking with journalists in Abeokuta, on Saturday.
“It is a rumor that is not founded, that is all”, Ijalaye said.
The INEC REC insisted that, Adebutu remained the Governorship candidate of the PDP in the State and called on called on residents of the State to ignore it.
Ijalaye said, Adebutu would be participating in the election as the authentic Governorship candidate of the PDP.