Ogun 2019: No retreat, no surrender as PDP goes to polls with two governorship candidates
London, March 5, 2019(AltAfrica)-With just about five days to governorship election in Nigeria, the Ogun state chapter of the main opposition party, the Peoples’Democratic Party, PDP will contest the election with two candidates
This is because the candidate already sacked by the court Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu has vowed not to step down for any one or support or adopt any other candidate
Adebutu Campaign group in a statement by his media consultant, Afolabi Orekoya said, “following calls from supporters, party faithfuls and reports from some sections of the media that Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu, the Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship hopeful, has agreed to work with another political party or has adopted a candidate in the forthcoming elections in the state, we want to unequivocally state that at no point did Hon. Adebutu made such agreement neither did he promise any alliance with any party or individual within or outside the state.
“This unfounded rumour is in the widest imagination of those who spread them and we encourage our teeming supporters to reject them and their failed mission.
“We understand that the rising popularity of Hon. Adebutu as a front runner in the contest, despite the legal battles which we believe will soon be rested , is giving other candidates sleepless nights, and are hoping to lean and rely on successes of Hon. Adebutu who is Ogun people’s best choice to realize their ambitions.
“But we find it essential to urge those in the sham publicity stunt to retrace their steps and focus wholly on selling their agenda to the people of Ogun State.
“Hon. Adebutu is committed to returning the state and her citizens to the path of prosperity and is busy engaging stakeholders on how to hit the ground running the moment he is declared winner in the March 9 elections on the platform of PDP.
“We therefore urge the good people of Ogun state to go out in mass on Saturday, March 9 to vote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Governorship and House of Assembly Candidate”.