The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in Ogun State on Saturday withdrew from next year’s governorship election and declared its support for Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Otunba Rotimi Paseda ahead of the election.
The State Chairman of UPN, Alhaja Aminat Olatunbosun, made this known during a press conference at Nigeria Union of Journalists, Abeokuta, the State Capital.
Olatubosun, noted that the party endorsed Paseda as governorship candidate having been convinced that “he is the most credible of all the guber candidates being paraded by all the political parties in the state.”
She said that Paseda remains the “only untainted candidate with impeccable character whose integrity has consistently earned him the trust of the people.”
She explained that Paseda’s manifesto falls in line with that of her political party’s ideology and philosophy of the UPN’s founding fathers and late sage, Obafemi Awolowo at providing free education and qualitative healthcare system for the citizenry.
Flanked by the three other Senatorial chairmen in the state which included: Jide Taiwo (Central), Kayode Adeogun (West) and Babafemi Ashafa (East), Olatubosun further stated that the entire organ of the party’s state executive had resolved to fielding only candidates for the state House of Assembly alone.
”The decision to participate in the state House of is to allow us focus and channel our machineries to occupy the state Assembly in order to bring governance to the doorstep of the downtrodden in the state through robust legislature,” she said.