By jubril Bada
Senator Nicholas Tofowomo (Ondo South) has explained why he and some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) boycotted the party’s senatorial rally flag-off in Okitipupa Local Government area of the state.
Tofowomo said he was neither informed about the rally nor was he carried along.
The Senator told journalists he only saw pictures of the rally on social media and television.
He accused the candidate of the party for Ondo South, Agboola Ajayi, of running the PDP as a Zenith Labour Party affair.
According to him: “He is just behaving anyhow as the senatorial candidate of the party. Not only that I am also aware that many core leaders and members of the PDP did not attend the rally because they were not carried along in the scheme of things.
“I am still the Senator representing Ondo South and the most senior elected representative of the people on the platform of the PDP. It’s the height of illiteracy if Ajayi didn’t realise that I am still the Senator and would still be in charge as the Senator until my tenure expires on June 11, 2023.
“Even though I am very busy with my legislative assignment and oversight functions, I would still love to create time to attend the PDP Senatorial Flag off in Ondo South as the Senator in charge of the district.”
But Agboola, who spoke through his media aide, Allen Sowore, said Tofowomo lied.
The former Deputy Governor said several efforts he made to reconcile with Tofowomo after the party primary failed.
He said Senator Tofowomo headed for the Supreme Court after losing at the lower courts in a bid to sack him as the candidate of the party.
Agboola defeated Tofowomo at the PDP primary by 78 to 74 votes.
Tofowomo filed a suit challenging the academic qualification of Agboola but lost at the High Court and Appeal Courts.