Chairmen of 14 political parties and six governorship candidates in Ogun State on Thursday adopted to Prince Adedapo Abiodun, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as their preferred candidate for Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The adoptions were contained in separate statements signed by the chairmen and governorship candidates, and made available to reporters in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The party chairmen include Adeyinka Adeyemi(Alliance For Social Democrats), Olusegun Oluyemi( Better Nigeria Progressive Party), Asimiyu Arisekola(Advanced Allied Party), Kelani Also(African People’s Alliance), Adekunle Owode(National Action Council), Odejide Radio(Democratic People’s Congress) and Adeshina Abraham(People’s Progressive Party).
Others are Otunba Rasheed Odebudo(People’s Trust), Bolanle Bello(People for Democratic Change), Otunba Femi Soluade( Mass Action Junction Alliance), Prince Talabi Abiodun(People’s Coalition Party(PDP) and two others.
In a release jointly signed under the aegis of Governorship Candidates Forum, the six governorship candidates explained that they have decided to support Dapo Abiodun having been satisfied with his plans and programmes for the state if elected.
The governorship candidates are: Olusegun Olufemi of Better Nigeria Progressives Party (BNPP) Femi Olomu of the Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD), Adegbola John of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP), Odejide Adio of the Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) Adeshina Abraham People’s Progressives Party (PPP) and Lanre Banjo of People’s Trust (PT)
Abiodun also got the support of a House of Representatives candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Yewa-South/Ipokia Federal constituency, Olukayode Idowu, and a state House of Assembly candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (ASD), Yewa South State constituency, Boluwatife Salako.
Reports say Salako dropped his ambition for the candidate of APC in the area.