A former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan did not send him to tell ex-Governor Isiaka Adeleke of Osun State.

This came barely few days when Adeleke claimed that he was the anointed candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the August 9 governorship election in the state.

Adeleke had last Thursday said that he joined the governorship? race late because he was only preparing to contest the senatorial election but was asked to contest the governorship poll by the President.

He also said that the President sent Daniel to him to ask him to contest the governorship election.

But Daniel denied this? in a response to a message sent to inquire the veracity of the claim from him.

Daniel said, ?Absolute false. His name was mentioned in a discussions by one of the stakeholders. No more.?

Meanwhile, a notable financial expert from Ilesa,? Alhaji Lateef? Bakare, has joined the governorship race in Osun State on the platform of the PDP.

Bakare, who is from Ilesa like the incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola, announced his intention? to contest in the August 9 governorship poll in a statement on Sunday.

The statement added that Bakare would? pick his nomination form in Abuja and Osogbo? before Friday, March 28, 2014 to enable him to participate in the PDP primary scheduled to hold on April 5.

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