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Senatorial Aspirants Reject Consensus Candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial aspirants in Oyo Central Senatorial District under the aegis of Forum of Senatorial Aspirants, have rejected the purported endorsement of former Chief of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde, Chief Bisi Ilaka, as the consensus senatorial candidate for the district.

In a letter dated April 4, 2022, and addressed to Makinde, the aspirants stated categorically that the purported endorsement of Ilaka by some party stakeholders on April 3, did not go down well with them, based on the fact that the process was pre-determined and under serious security threat.

The letter, signed by two senatorial aspirants, Hon. Wale Adegoke and Comrade Wale Ajani respectively, said a free and fair democratic process should be allowed to take place.

“As a democrat sir, we believe you are aware that the basic principle of consensus is for all participating aspirants to agree with signatures, this we believe the stakeholders did not do.

“We hereby humbly appeal to you to allow the democratic process to take place by allowing free and fair primary.

“We count on your support sir,” it added.

The state chairman, deputy national chairman and senatorial chairman of the party were copied in the letter.

Newspeak/Oluwayemisi Owonikoko

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