By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
One of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) governorship aspirant in Osun State, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, on Monday, pulled out of the party’s primary scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
Ogunbiyi, who is the chairman of Mutual Benefits Assurance, disclosed this to newsmen at his Idera De Campaign Office in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Ogunbiyi said he withdrew from the contest because of the bias of the PDP National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
He said: “It is a very difficult decision for me because of the amount of investment and the hope that my personality and leadership would have given to Osun State.
“But when you have an umpire who is biased to the extent of planning with the other group, what can you do?
“Senator Ayu has agreed to work with Ademola Adeleke and I’m being told that I shouldn’t waste my money and we did everything possible. I can only come to the conclusion to withdraw from the race because up till this moment, they are there planning on how they can execute.”
Ogunbiyi was the first runner up in the 2018 governorship primary of the party.