By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
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 during a press briefing in Abeokuta on Thursday 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.
“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” he added.
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.