The gubernatorial candidate of the Allied People’s Movement in the March 9 governorship election in Ogun State, and All Progressives Congress (APC) returnee, AbdulKabir Adekunle Akinlade has denied that the ongoing rebranding of his former party’s secretariat, buses and other party properties belonging to APM to APC official emblem and colours was not meant to kick start the race towards 2023 governorship election, but it was a sign of total loyalty to the APC.
Akinlade, made the denial while responding to growing insinuations in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital that the rebranding of the secretariat, campaign buses and other properties earlier used for APM electioneering in the last elections to APC was targeted at 2023 governorship race.
He also dispelled rumours that re-joining the party he once decamped from was not about 2023 governorship elections but for his total loyalty to the APC.
Akinlade, who spoke through a press release issued in Abeokuta by Alao Azeez Adelani, his media aide said, “Our attention has been drawn to a malicious information orchestrated and peddled around to mislead the general public that Allied People’s Movement (APM) buses have been rebranded to signify Hon. Adekunle Akinlade’s campaign interest for the 2023 Guber race.
“We wish to state unequivocally that upon Allied People’s Movement loyalists return to All Progressives Congress on Monday 23rd December 2019, all APM properties including campaign buses are scheduled for the rebrand and this will commence soon.
“We hereby implore the general public to disregard the circulated pictures of rebranded buses indicating Hon. Adekunle Akinlade’s interest in 2023 as it is designed to cause disaffection, confusion and heat up the polity.