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Ogun: PDP lands big catch as SDP governorship candidate collapses structure for Adebutu


The Ogun state gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Engr. Tony Ojesina, has stepped down his governorship ambition to endorse the candidacy of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Ladi Adebutu.

Ojesina, while briefing newsmen on his decision, Thursday, stated that in order to take the people’s power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), there is a need to collaborate across the political divide.

He noted that the SDP has therefore agreed to work with PDP and other political parties during the rescheduled gubernatorial election of March 18, 2023, saying that he believes the synergy between the two parties will usher in a more prosperous governnance for the state.

“Following our extensive campaign across the nooks and crannies of the state over the last 10 months, interacting with the real people of Ogun, it is clear that this vision is well aligned with the true yearning of the people and goes beyond the aspiration of one individual or political party. The vision is firmly non-negotiable.

“Consequently, Our great party (SDP) has agreed to work with PDP and other political parties during the gubernatorial election of March 18, 2023 in order to wrestle power from the current deceptive government of APC. 

“We sincerely believe the synergy between SDP and PDP will usher in a prosperous time for our people, anchored on the lofty vision of making Ogun an industrious model state in Nigeria, based on the ethos of Omoluabi”, he added

Ojesina however called on all registered voters and members of the party to vote PDP in the election, saying that the party will still retain it’s candidates for the state house of assembly poll.

“We therefore enjoin all Ogun State registered voters, as well as supporters and member of our great party, to vote for PDP on 18 March 2023”, he said.