By Sherifdeen Nashirdeen

Oyo state working committee of Labour Party, has announced coalition with Governor Seyi Makinde to ensure continuity of good governance in the state. 

Chairman of Labour Party in Oyo state, Mr. Sadiq Atayese made this known during a news conference at the party office, Molete, Ibadan.   

Mr. Atayese pointed out that the coalition followed due authorization from the party national working committee and careful analysis of political terrain in the state.     

He explained that the choice of Governor Makinde was due to similarity of ideology, competence, compassion for the masses and numerous achievements of the governor in many sectors. 

Mr. Atayese stated that, Alhaji Tawfiq Akinwale still remained the party’s governorship candidate, stressing that candidates for the house of assembly are in the race.     

The labour party chairman reiterated that the coalition was without monetary inducements. 

 “Our party has decided to work harmoniously with the party candidate whose ideology tallies with ours in terms of security of lives and property, infrastructure development and agriculture and food security”, Mr. Atayese emphasized.

 Meanwhile, the Labour Party governorship candidate in Oyo state, Alhaji Tawfiq Akinwale has dissociated himself with the coalition, noting that he would not step down for any candidate.     

Alhaji Akinwale, who maintained that the merger move was a surprise to him, urged supporters to remain resolute for his victory in the coming polls.


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