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Osun Guber: MKO’s PostHumous Award Won’t Help APC Win – PDP Aspirant



‎An aspirant to the September 22 governorship election in Osun State on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Adejare Bello, has told the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state that the recent posthumous award on Chief MKO Abiola by President Muhammadu Buhari will not guarantee it victory during the election.

The aspirant stated this at the PDP National Secretariat where he picked his nomination form. He further described posthumous award as belated because it will not put food on the table of Osun State.

“APC is campaigning for PDP because of maladministration. There is mass poverty in the state, people are hungry. Osun State is for PDP to take,” he said.

While he added that PDP’s victory would be smooth with the right candidate to win the election, Bello,
dismissed the defection of the party’s former governorship candidate in 2014, Senator Iyiola Omisore, to Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Bello who was Omisore’s running mate in 2014, said the defection is a non-issue, even though he admitted Omisore is a factor in Ife politics where he hails from.

He however added that there are other politicians from the area still in PDP who can mobilise for PDP in the zone.

‎”His movement to SDP makes no difference. What we need is for PDP come together,” he added.

On his part, PDP’s National Organising Secretary (NOS), Col. Austin Akobundu assured of level playing field to all the aspirants, just as he enjoined them to go and demonstrate their popularity to the people of Osun State and to accept the outcome of the party primary for the selection of its governorship candidate, in good faith.

“In our own capacity as a party, we can only provide unbiased empire and level plain field to all aspirants.

“There must be a loser and a winner. I appeal if you lose, you should demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship to embrace defeat,” the NOS further advised.


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