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Chief Adeniyi Akintola SAN has explained why he cannot be in same faction with Senator Teslim Folarin.

9Janewshub.com.ng reports that the crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State has taken a new dimension as a stalwart of the party has debunked being in same faction with Senator Teslim Folarin, Omodewu led executive.

Chief Niyi Akintola, a gubernatorial aspirant under the platforms of the All Progressives Congress briefing journalists in his residence in Agodi GRA Ibadan on Tuesday dispelled the rumour that he has joined the Senator Teslim Folarin faction of the All Progressives Congress.

The APC chieftain also said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has the constitutional right to declare.

Speaking on his current political move, the former governorship aspirant said he might be pursuing a governorship ambition but he was not so desperate as he remained a professional in politics rather than a political jobber.

He said, “I’m contesting for governorship position under our dear party APC but my ambition is not a donor die affair, because I have a second, third even fourth address unlike some others that don’t have.

“I’m a lawyer, a political Science lecturer at a University, I’m not a political jobber, I’m a progressive person to the core, I can’t become a fool because of my ambition, I cannot soil my name and integrity because of my ambition.”

“The leaders of our party at the national level have to as a matter of fact intervene into Oyo State crisis before it is too late.”

The legal luminary while  disassociated himself from the Omodewu and Teslim Folarin led party executives in Oyo state, insisting that failure to call for a truce would pose grave consequences for the party.

He claimed that despite all efforts by the national body to resolve challenges of APC in Oyo state, the Omodewu and Teslim Folarin led executives have remained adamant.

He also explained that having studied party politics over the years as a loyal party man, those who have penchant for hijacking party structure without endorsement from genuine members usually end up leading the party to great electoral loss.

Chief Niyi Akintola however expressed confidence that challenges militiating against the APC in Oyo state was surmountable provided the national body of the party intervenes in due time

While reacting on the tension over presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, the legal luminary affirmed that every matured Nigerian adult has the right to vie for the nation’s presidency without offense to any interest, adding that, the true integrity and goodwill of a man could only be ascertained when he wins political power.

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