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Lanlehin pulls out of alliance with Makinde

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo. Photo/Twitter/SeyiAMakinde


The African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate in the just- concluded governorship election, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, has withdrawn from the coalition agreement he and his party had with Governor Seyi Makinde. Lanlehin and other governorship candidates of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Sharafadeen Alli and Chief Bolaji Ayorinde of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), had formed an alliance against the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The parties adopted Makinde of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as their candidate against Adebayo Adelabu of the APC.There was a ‘sharing formula’ before the agreement was sealed.

But Lanlehin, in a statement by his media office, said he was opting out because of Makinde’s non-compliance with the spirit and letters of the terms of the gubernatorial pre-election agreement reached.

“Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (Solan), Oyo State leader of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), hereby announces forthwith his personal withdrawal from the coalition he had with Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State governor.

“Senator Lanlehin, former Oyo State gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) joined forces with other opposition parties’ governorship candidates to back Makinde, and the gubernatorial victory was thereupon resounding,” he said.

Lanlehin hinged his decision on what he termed Makinde’s non-compliance with the spirit and letters of the terms of the gubernatorial pre-election agreement reached, adding: “I remain a committed member of ADC but would adopt a ‘siddon look’ posture in the governance of Oyo State.”

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