- Senator Babajide Omoworare has withdrawn from Osun APC governorship primary
- APC is currently conducting primary to elect its candidate for September 22 gubernatorial election in the state
- Two aspirants had earlier on Friday, July 20, withdrawn from the race
The lawmaker representing Osun east in the National Assembly, Senator Babajide Omoworare, has pulled out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election.
Channels TV reports that senator Omoworare announced his withdrawal in a statement by the director of communications for his campaign organisation, Tunde Dairo, on Friday, July 20, in Osogbo, the state capital.
NAIJ.com gathered that Omoworare said that he would not present his ward agents, mobilise his supporters, or deploy resources for the APC governorship primary election of Friday, July 20.
The statement read: “In view of obvious political realities which are beyond our control, Senator Babajide Omoworare will not present his ward agents, mobilise his supporters, or deploy resources for the APC governorship primary election of July 20, 2018.
“This development is with the ultimate view of ensuring party cohesion and for All Progressives Congress to secure victory at the September 22 governorship election in the state.”
The APC primary election is taking place in the 332 wards across all the local government areas of the state.
The election is conducted by a committee led by Zamfara state governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari, and senator Ovie Omo-Agege as one of its members.
The committee was set up by the APC national leadership to ensure a free and fair primary that would be accepted by party members in the state.
Following the withdrawal of the three aspirants, 14 candidates will now battle for the APC ticket in a bid to succeed Rauf Aregbesola, should the party win the September 22 governorship election.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that two governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) dropped their bid to contest for the party’s ticket in the coming governorship election in Osun state.
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