Four days to the gubernatorial elections in Oyo state, an alliance has been formed between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and four opposition parties.
According to Vanguard, the candidates of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Action Alliance (AA), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) have all agreed to form an alliance with PDP flag bearer, Seyi Makinde, in a bid to defeat the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC)‘s Adebayo Adelabu.
While stepping down, all the gubernatorial candidates of the parties told the mammoth crowd at the NUJ press centre, Ibadan that they had agreed to relinquish their ambitions to pave way for the emergence of the PDP candidate.
Speaking on behalf of others, ADC’s Olufemi Lanlehin said:
We have decided that in order to present an effective and workable solution to the unpalatable situation where Oyo State has been remotely controlled for the past eight years by outside forces and all manner of constituted authority, there is the need to form an alliance of political parties in the state.
We have firmly resolved to present one candidate in the person of Engr Seyi Makinde of PDP for the office of Governor at the elections holding on March 9, 2019.
In the interest of our thriving democracy, we have also resolved that the House of Assembly elections will be contested on party basis and all candidates in all the parties are encouraged to go to the polls and contest for the seats available in the Oyo State House of Assembly as scheduled.
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