The Oyo state chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), African Democratic Party (ADP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has debunked the rumour that opposition parties have chosen the People Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Engineer Seyi Makinde as the opposition parties candidate.
The parties in a press release jointly signed which was sent to insideoyo.com revealed that discussion is on going as per who will fly the flag of the opposition parties in the governorship election in the state.
The statement was jointly signed by Olajide Olanipekun Esq., Oyo State ZLP publicity Secretary, Engr Akeem Olatunji Director of Public Communication and New Media, Handshake Campaign Organization (ADC) and YSO Olaniyi Elodyper, S.A. New Media to Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala.
“As much as ADC, ADP and ZLP leadership are interested in working with one another including PDP to dislodge the ruling APC from Agodi Government House of Oyo State come March 9th, 2019 due to bad governance and anti-masses policies, we wish to inform the Oyo state electorates that there is no pact yet with any gubernatorial candidate for support in the coming Elections as other candidates are also eminently qualified but we are of the opinion that no sacrifice is too much but not by creating disharmony within the ranks of opposition leaders who are accomplished and well established candidates with proven track records of service to Oyo state citizens.
“We can say authoritatively that discussion is ongoing among Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala of ADP, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli of ZLP, Engr Seyi Makinde of PDP and Senator Olufemi Lanlehin of ADC and no one has been adopted as sole candidate knowing quite alright that the presidential and National Assembly elections is not a yardstick to measure both PDP and APC popularity and acceptance to Oyo state masses.
“We urge people of Oyo state to discountenance the news from PDP and await authentic information from the campaign organization of the various gubernatorial candidates or the parties for official source for any alliance or coalition.”