People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has announced Ogun State Senator Buruji Kashamu as its candidate in the upcoming governorship election, following the withdrawal of Adeleke Shittu.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had previously acknowledged Adeleke Shittu as the PDP candidate in the state after a primary election conducted by the Kashamu-backed Bayo Dayo executive council.
Punch, however, reports that Kashamu’s media aide, Austin Oniyokor, has confirmed the voluntary withdrawal of Shittu, giving room for the senator to run. He stated:
The party’s stakeholders, leaders and elders met and decided that it would be better for Senator Buruji Kashamu to run if the PDP wants to win.
Mr, Adeleke Shittu, who was at the meeting, also saw reason with them.
I can confirm to you that Mr. Shittu last week Friday signed the withdrawal letter and at the Senate he has informed INEC of his withdrawal from the race.