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President Buhari Made Me Withdraw From Senate Deputy President Race - Says Boroffice

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Ondo State Senator, Ajayi Boroffice who withrew from the race for the office of the Senate Deputy President said he did so out of  utmost respect for President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Genetics Professor made this known through his press secretary, Mr. Kayode Fakuyi in Akure on Monday. 

The President and the ruling party had annointed immediate past Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan for the office of the Senate President and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as his deputy. Other contenders for the position are- Mr Francis Alimikhena, (Edo North) and Orji Kali, (Abia North).

“Some weeks ago, distinguished Senator Ajayi Boroffice, declared his intention, to seek the office of Deputy Senate President.

“The intention to contest was anchored on the deep conviction that with his excellent public service record, rich legislative experience and personality, he has the best credentials for the position.

“Consequently, he embarked on extensive consultations with party leaders, senators-elect and political groups. Indeed, everybody that was consulted agreed that he is eminently qualified to seek the office.

“Instructively, majority of senators-elect have assured Boroffice of their support and the prospect of victory is high,” he said.

Fakuyi, however, said that due to respect accorded to Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC), Boroffice has decided to withdraw from the race.

According to him, the senator is humbled by the warm embrace and great display of camaraderie from his supporters.

“We appreciate the people of Ondo North Senatorial District and our friends across the country for the prayers, support and goodwill messages.

“We also appreciate the support and solidarity given to Boroffice and he is grateful to all,” he said.

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