Ahead of the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State, the state’s chapter of the Social Democratic Party,(SDP), has picked an educationists, Mrs. Mufidat Adenike Gariba as the running mate of its governorship candidate, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN).
The party in a statement, issue yesterday, stated that it picked Mrs. Gariba after comprehensive consultations with leaders and stakeholders within and outside the party in the state.
The party said, “The elders caucus of the party, after series of serious deliberations, brainstorming and wide consultations finally agreed that Mufidat Gariba should be the running mate of Chief Ayorinde.
“The party has absolute confidence and belief that the combination of the duo will win the February gubernatorial election.
“Mrs. Mufidat Adenike Gariba, came highly recommended and widely endorsed”, the statement said, adding that stakeholders all agreed that without any iota of doubt, the Bolaji – Mufidat combination is the path that would lead to success in the forthcoming elections.
“Mufidat’s life and beliefs are guided by her strong Islamic faith which has been her foundation all her life”, the statement said.
Also, the governorship candidate, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde SAN, said he is happy that the party in the state has picked a woman as his running mate.
According to him: ” She is bringing into the ticket a gender balance which is very important to the party and the all inclusive style of governance now introduced by SDP in Oyo state. She is an acknowledged community leader and she also come from a very strong academic environment. “