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ONDO: PDP Chairman Absent As Bada Olalekan Is Declared Consensus Candidate


Confusion Trails Emergence Of Hon. Bada Olalekan As Consensus Candidate For Ondo Bye-election.

– Ondo PDP State Chairman, Aspirants, Others Absent. 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state has endorsed a former Local Government Chairman of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State, Hon. Olalekan Bada, as the consensus Candidate of the party reports reveal. 

According to Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, the State Publicity Secretary of PDP, in a statement on Sunday,  “the party unanimously approved a 20-man committee set up at Akoko North East/ Akoko North West Federal Constituency to nominate a consensus candidate for the purposes of the forthcoming bye-election.”

“At a joint meeting of the SWC and six of the aspirants who earlier indicated interest to participate in the bye-election, it was resolved that the 20-man committee report which rated Olalekan Bada as number one should be sponsored by the party for the bye-election that comes up in February, 2023.”

“Our party believes that, we should profit from our own experience in which the nomination process to replace Hon Omolafe Adedayo (aka Expensive  ended in a rancorous primary election that badly fragmented our party in Akure North/ Akure South.”

“Party leaders in Akoko North East/Akoko North West Federal Constituency should rally support for the party candidate and ensure that our party becomes victorious in the bye-election.”

However a source who pleaded anonymity while speaking with MEDIAORCHID correspondent revealed that some aspirants and some major stakeholders of the party in Ondo have expressed anger and disappointment at the declaration of Olalekan as consensus candidate. According to our source, they lamented that they were not aware of such meeting and further accused a former governor of attempting to factionalize the party. 

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