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Oyo SDP backs PDP candidate Makinde

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The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Oyo State has endorsed Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as candidate of the opposition parties for Saturday’s election.

Its National Publicity Secretary, Alfa Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

Makinde, who was the party’s governorship candidate in 2015, secured the party’s endorsement at its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting presided over by its National Chairman, Supo Shonibare, in Abuja.

Commenting on SDP candidate, Bolaji Ayorinde’s resolve to step down for Makinde, he said Oyo SDP and its governorship candidate have shown that the people’s interest, which is the enthronement of a popular and credible government under the leadership of a vibrant and resourceful governor, matters most to the party.

He admitted that from what he knew of Makinde, while he was in SDP, he was the best candidate Oyo people desire at this point in time.

Besides, the Ogun Professional League has solicited support for the gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Gboyega Nasir Isiaka.

Members of the group described him as the best candidate to realise the socio-economic potentials of the state.

Rising from its meeting in Abeokuta yesterday, the group said it has watched the campaigns of other candidates and decided that Isiaka did not only possess the experience for the job, but also has integrity to run a people-friendly government.

The group also charged the electorate to shun vote buying and ignore politicians who ask for Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in exchange for cash.

In a statement issued by its Chairman, Tade Ogunsayo, the group explained that its members had interacted with the major candidates and have come to the conclusion that Ogun State will be better and safer under Isiaka.

His words: “It took us several months to study the candidates and their political parties and we have come to the conclusion that ADC was not only peaceful but has the candidate the public could trust.

“Besides, we are in support of the decisions of Yewa/Awori traditional rulers and leaders of thought that had earlier endorsed him as the candidate of Ogun West that has not produced governor since 1976 when the state was created.

“We also want to appeal to Governor Ibikunle Amosun to align with the decision of Yewa/Awori leaders if, indeed, he desires to make Ogun West indigene the next governor of the state.”


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