Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta

Ogun State Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has adopted the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Otunba Rotimi Paseda as its gubernatorial candidate for the forthcoming 2019 election.

The State’s Party Chairman, Alhaja Aminat Olatunbosun, who spoke at a press conference held at the NUJ secretariat, Abeokuta said the party would not be able to contest for any elective post in the state except for State House of Assembly.

“Therefore, the party will be supporting the gubernatorial candidate of Paseda who was formerly the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the 2015 election . Our party as one of the earliest political parties in Nigeria shall field candidates only for the House of Assembly for the 2019 elections and No other elective posts.

“The decision to participate in the State House of Assembly is to allow us focus and channel our machinery to occupy the State Assembly in order to bring governance to the doorstep of the downtrodden in the state through robust legislature.

“We are not participating in the 2019 governorship election in the state, UPN as party of the masses with blueprint to provide good governance to the people, has been our searchlight across the length and breadth of Ogun State to look for a credible governorship candidate whose manifesto is in line with our party ideology and philosophy of our founder,the Sage,Chief Obafemi Awolowo of providing free education and qualitative healthcare system for the citizens,” he said.