Osun 2022: PRP denies endorsing any political party, says party has no candidate

The Osun state chapter of People’s Redemption Party (PRP) has stated that the party has not endorse any political party for the 2022 Osun Governorship election, adding that PRP has no candidate in the election.

The state Chairman of the party, Abiodun Afolabi insisted that the party has withdrawn from the election and Mr Busuyi Adedeji Ayowole is no longer the candidate of the party.

Speaking with newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun state capital on Friday, Afolabi said “I want to use this opportunity to tell all the supporters and members of our party that they should remain calm and supportive to the party despite the fact that the governorship candidate has been withdrawn from the contest through the decision of the National Executive Council, we want to tell everybody that the contestant is no more in the race of he Guber Election in the state.

“I want to affirm to everybody that our party is nowhere in support of any political party at present, we are not in alliance with any political party at present. We are still staying as our political party. The party will inform the members of the next step in due course.

“The state has instituted a 5-man committee that is going to see to the allegation that is levied against the governorship candidate of the party that has been withdrawn from the race”.

Also the National Youth Leader of the party, Comrade Olajide Wolimo who spoke to newsmen added the National Executive Council of the party has withdrawn their support from the Governorship candidate of the party.

He said “I am here to affirm the position of the National Executive Council of the party, which took place on July 6 where the NEC decided to withdraw our participation in Osun 2022 governorship election, simply because the flag-bearer of our party suddenly turn to a nonchalant person. He conducting himself in an illegal manner.

“After getting the ticket, he left the country for almost three month and came back to the country within a week to the election and by then almost everything is late, no single campaign was done anywhere, neither did he visit any local government of the state, no banner or poster was printed to showcase himself or the party. None of the leadership of the party could even have access to him.

“He was even going around and negotiating with other political parties, messing with the name of the party which does not align with the principle of our party.

“It is on that basis that we decided to withdraw our support for him as a party. We frown at what Mr Busuyi Adedeji is doing with the name of the party.

“We want inform the whole world that the party has not given support to any other political party as far as Osun 2022 governorship election is concerned, that’s why I have been sent as the National Youth Leader of the party to come and reaffirm our position to our supporters, we have not candidate and we have not given support to any other political party.”

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