The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Ogun State, Tony Ojeshina, has stepped down and endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Oladipupo Adebutu, ahead of the March 18 election.
Ojeshina said this on Thursday, during a press briefing held in Abeokuta.
The SDP candidate said Adebutu’s vision tallies with his own in terms of securing a better future anchored on sustainable development and social justice for the residents of the state.
Ojeshina said, “Fellow citizens of Ogun State, the cardinal vision of our great party, Social Democratic Party, is to rebirth a new state through social justice and sustainable development.
“In my published manifesto as the Ogun State governorship candidate of the party, we outlined our people-centred programme around making Ogun a new model state.
“Following our extensive campaign across the nooks and crannies of the state over the last 10 months, interacting with the real people of Ogun, it is clear that this vision is well aligned with the true yearning of the people and goes beyond the aspiration of one individual or political party. The vision is firmly non-negotiable.
“Consequently, our great party has agreed to work with PDP and other political parties during the gubernatorial election of March 18, 2023, to wrest power from the current deceptive government of APC.
“We sincerely believe the synergy between SDP and PDP will usher in a prosperous time for our people, anchored on the lofty vision of making Ogun an industrious model state in Nigeria, based on the ethos of Omoluabi.
“I hereby step down from the gubernatorial race to support the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Oladidpupo Adebutu, as the governor of the state.”