Just In: ADC Patriots, SDP Faction Endorse Akin Ogunbiyi, Accord

The State Working Committee of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Osun State at its emergency meeting held on Thursday, at Osogbo has resolved to support the Accord Candidate, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi.

In a press statement signed by the State Chairman of the Party, Dr. Charles Omidiji and the state Youth leader, Ayoola Ige, the party painstakingly looked at all the governorship candidates before endorsing Ogunbiyi. Part of the letter reads: “That after a very careful evaluation of all the candidates, resolved to throw her support in favor of Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, the Candidate of ACCORD in the elections and form an alliance. “The decision to support Dr Akin Ogunbiyi is based on his sterling qualities, rich entrepreneurial experience and leadership traits which we believe is much needed today in the governance of Osun State particularly considering the poor state of affairs of the State. “Consequently, based on the foregoing, all members of the African Democratic Congress, Osun State are hereby directed to vote for the ACCORD Candidate, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi in the 16th July Gubernatorial Elections.

“We are hopeful that our support for Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, the ACCORD candidate in the forth coming elections will be a boost to the emergence of a new Osun State”.

In a related development, leader of the State Chapter of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Elder Olufemi Awe has stated reasons why majority of his party members jettisoned SDP to support Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi of Accord.

Awe, who was the first Secretary of SDP in the state spoke during a live conference on Friday as he recalled how in 2014, the party came into prominence when the state former Head of Service, Mr. Femi Akinwusi contested as its governorship candidate.

He revealed that in 2018, he along with Ambassador Yemi Farounbi and Akinwusi met Ogunbiyi to beg him to come forward and contest under the SDP platform but the discussion then was unfruitful.

Awe said, SDP was doing well and mobilizing people until the coming of APC-SDP elements who came to highjacked the party, “and their remnants are still in the party now running around and planning to contest”.

He promised that SDP which he headed will give Accord full support during the Saturday election.

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