The Said governorship and deputy candidates of People Democratic party (PDP) Hon Ladi Adebutu and Hon Adekunle Akinlade have failed to make the list as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) published details of 16 political parties’ flag bearers and running mates qualified to contest the 2023 governorship election in Ogun state.
Their names may have been struck out arising from a recent court judgement which declared illegal the primary election that produced Adebutu candidature.
According to a list obtained by Newsacross.com, a total of 13 political parties will vie for the number one seat in the state.
The incumbent Governor, Prince Adedapo Abiodun, who is seeking reelection will fly the flag of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while a former Commissioner for Environment during the Otunba Gbenga Daniel”s administration, Anthony Ojesina is the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Other candidates for the governorship election include; Okusanya Adedeji for People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Olabiyi Otegbeye is the candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Harrison Adeyemi is the candidate of AAC, Falana Olufemi is the candidate of APP, while ADP will field Sokunbi Kazeem.
The rest are; Adebisi Oyewale is the candidate of Accord Party, Jolaoluwa Olutosin is the candidate of APM, NNPP will field Kasim Jakie Adunni, Ogunrombi Tofunmi, while Iskil -Ogunyomi Safiat Olajogun is the candidate of AA.