Ogun SDP gov candidate steps down for Adebutu
The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Ogun State, Tony Ojeshina, has stepped down and endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Oladipupo Adebutu, ahead of the March 18 election.
Ojeshina said this on Thursday, during a press briefing held in Abeokuta.
The SDP candidate announced that he has stepped down to support the governorship ambition of Adebutu.
According to him, Adebutu’s vision tallies with my own terms of securing a better future anchored on sustainable development and social justice for the residents of the state.
Ojeshina said, “Fellow citizens of Ogun State, the cardinal vision of our great party, Social Democratic Party (SDP), is to rebirth a new State through social justice and sustainable development.
“In my published manifesto as the Ogun State Governorship candidate of the party, we outlined our people-centred programme around making Ogun a new model State.
“Remove our dear state from the list of misgoverned and impoverished states, through simplified and transparent governance processes, with the sole purpose of improving the quality and standard of living of our people.
“Establish Ogun State as a model of sustainable and inclusive development, independent of Federal allocations.
“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.
The SDP governorship candidate said there was a need to collaborate in order to take the people’s power from the cabal at the government house.
“Moreover, to take the people’s power from the cabal at Oke-Mosan, there is a need to collaborate across the political divide.
“Consequently, our great party (SDP) has agreed to work with PDP and other political parties during the gubernatorial election of March 18, 2023, 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.
“I hereby step down from the gubernatorial race to support the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Oladidpupo Adebutu as the governor of the state.
“We, therefore enjoin all Ogun State registered voters, as well as supporters and members of our great party, to vote for PDP on 18 March 2023,” he stated.
He, however, asked the electorate to vote for other SDP candidates at the state assembly elections.
Corroborating him, the deputy chairman of the party in the state, Shola Coker, said the party’s state working committee believed in the candidacy of Adebutu as one that would serve the interest of residents.
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Bayo Onanuga, the Media Director of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, has issued a fresh warning.He issued a warning to those describing his principal as a drug dealer.Onanuga warned that the days of those using some hashtags to blast Tinubu are numbered.He said those behind the hashtags would face the wrath of God over malicious tweets against Tinubu.Prior to the presidential election, Tinubu was accused of being a drug dealer when he was in the United States, US.Some Nigerians had called for his arrest and a stop from participating in the presidential campaign.Following his victory, some Nigerians have been calling for his arrest and imprisonment.Responding, Onanuga tweeted: “All those sons of bitches tweeting the hashtags #TinubuTheDrugDealer#TinubuForPrison, your days are numbered.“One day, you will face the wrath of the law and God for tweeting malicious falsehood about Nigeria’s President-Elect.”
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The judgement of the Osun Governorship Election Tribunal voiding the victory of Ademola Adeleke at the election held on July 16, 2022 has been overturned. The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday set aside the January 27, 2023 judgment of the Tribunal. In a judgment a moment ago, a three-member panel of the appellate court, presided over by Justice Mohammed Shuaibu, held that Gboyega Oyetola and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) – listed as the first and second respondents – failed to prove their allegation of over voting before the election tribunal. The judgment was on the appeal filed by Adeleke, marked: CA/AK/EPT/GOV/01/2023. The court is delivering judgment in the cross-appeal filed by Oyetola and the APC. There other two appeals in respect of which the court will still deliver judgment. They are the appeals by the PDP and INEC. Details Shortly…
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