Tinubu Never Asked Me To Step Down For Jakande’s Son In 2015 Rep Election – Yemi Alli

Hon Yemi Alli

Hon Yemi Alli

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Federal House of Representatives Mushin 1 Constituency in the 2015 general elections, Hon Adeyemi  Alli has debunked the allegation that he disobeyed the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his preferred choice for the position in 2015.

It was alleged that the APC leader had preferred Deji Jakande, the son of the first Executive Governor of Lagos state, Alhaji Lateef Jakande who represented Somolu at the lower chamber but Hon Alli allegedly schemed out Tinubu’s choice through primaries.

Alli garnered 235 delegate votes humiliation Jakande who got paltry eight votes at the primaries held in December 2014 at the Ilupeju area of the constituency.

In an exclusive chat with COMPLETE NEWS, Alli who was defeated by Hon Dauda kako-Are,  the Accord Party candidate in the election denied the allegation saying there was no time Tinubu asked him not to contest for the House of representatives or to step down for Jakande’s son.

“ It is not true. Asiwaju never told me he has a preferred candidate for the position other than me. I consulted him on my ambition. In fact, I met Baba Bisi Akande at his place when I visited and he also prayed for me that I will succeed. It was a mere hearsay. Yes, I lost the election, as a Muslim I believe it is was the act of God”.

Asked on why he has not been very active in engaging the constituents after his electoral defeat in 2015, the former Executive Chairman of the Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA, who also plans to re-contest for the House of Representatives in 2019 said he had never stopped interfacing with his constituents claiming he recently facilitated employment for few unemployed youths in the area.