Olumide Akpata has reacted to his relationship with Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki as not being politically motivated.former President of the Nigerian Bar Association,
Akpata who is an aspirant on the platform of the Labour Party, LP, described his relationship with the governor as open and not hidden.
Speaking with journalists in Benin, Akpata denied reports claiming Godwin Obaseki was sponsoring his Governorship ambition in the 2024 Edo gubernatorial election.
According to Akpata: “That I am sponsored by Godwin Obaseki is an unfounded and baseless rumour.
“It was bandied around by two irresponsible online blogs that I shall be going after with all the venom that I can muster because my approach to fake news is that you nip it in the bud and you deal with it before it festers.
“It has also been bandied around by some disgruntled politicians, including in my party, and I said to them that it is a very weak argument or reasoning.
“My relationship with the governor has never been hidden, so it is only politicians who don’t know how to agree to disagree that quickly conclude that when two contenders sit together, they must belong to the same camp.”