Some opposition political parties in Oyo state have officially endorsed governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Seyi Makinde as its candidate following a coalition to defeat the candidate of the ruling APC in the state .
Political parties involved are African Democratic Congress, ADC, Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, Social Democratic Party as well as the African Action Congress, AAC.
Presenting the coalition statement on behalf of other governorship candidates at a press conference held at the NUJ Press Centre, Iyagunku, Ibadan, the ADC governorship candidate, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin said the decision to form coalition was to win the March 9th governorship poll with a view to tackling challenges facing the state.
Senator Lanlehin said the coalition was optimistic that the administration of Mr. Seyi Makinde if elected would cater for the interest of all people irrespective of political affiliations.
The parties also resolved that House of Assembly elections be contested on party basis and told candidates in their respective parties to contest for the seats in the Oyo state House of Assembly.
The coalition urged the electorate in the state to vote for Mr. Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party in this Saturday’s governorship election for good governance.
In their separate remarks, Oloye Sarafadeen Alli of the Zenith Labour Party and Chief Bolaji Ayorinde of the Social Democratic Party expressed their unflinching support to the Oyo State PDP governorship candidate.
Former governor of Oyo state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja later presented Mr. Seyi Makinde as the candidate adopted by the opposition parties in the state.
In a remark, the PDP governorship candidate, Mr. Makinde promised not to disappoint the parties and the people of the state for the trust reposed on him if elected.
Supporters of the five political parties turned out in their numbers to witness the coalition.
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