Alao-Akala made the clarification in a statement issued by his Media Assistant, Tolu Mustapha, on Monday in Ibadan.
Alao-Akala had been accused of sponsoring a preferred aspirant for the governorship seat in 2023 in a publication titled: “Who gets Oyo APC ticket in 2023’’.
Alao-Akala described himself as “a father to all the aspirants”, saying he has no bias or personal interest in any of them.
The former governor advised aspirants in the state to desist from actions that could undermine the unity of the party.
He urged them to work and meet with party faithful, who will form the bulk of those to decide who flies the flag of the party at the 2023 polls.
Alao-Akala promised to abide by the decision that would be taken at the party’s primaries, and not on the pages of newspapers or social media.
He also advised the media to desist from stories designed to fan embers of discord and disunity in the party.
Alao-Akala called on APC leaders, elders and members to discountenance the publication in its entirety.
“All party faithful should not be disillusioned or discouraged by a petty publication of this nature as the source and sponsor of this particular offensive write up is already known.’’
He vowed to expose those behind attack on the unity and cohesion of the party if they fail to desist from such act. (NAN)