The Young Progressive Party (YPP) in Ogun state has denied reports flying around that it has endorsed the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu alongside eight other political parties on Friday.
The YPP leadership said the major opposition in the state, PDP seems to still be reeling in the heavy loss suffered during last Saturday presidential election and should therefore be pitied for laying claim to what best existed in their imagination.
In a telephone interview on Friday evening, the State Chairman and Secretary of YPP, Prince Adewale Adesanya and Barr. Kayode Akinsola respectively disclosed that contrary to the endorsement saga, the party had at no time discussed or teamed up with other parties to endorse Hon Adebutu.
The duo argued that the purported endorsement of Adebutu must have existed in the mind of those who syndicated such report to curry the attention of the unsuspecting electorates
“You will recalled that, earlier today, there is a report being circulated by a cross section of the media, that nine political parties in the state which include YYP have formed alliance with PDP to unseat the incubent governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun and endorsed Adebutu as their gubernatorial candidate.
The party described the story as misleading and untrue, adding that it will never endorsed Adebutu for no reason.
According to them, “It appears the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is yet to get over the hang over of their colossal failures in the last National elections, where they failed woefully’
They urged members of the general public to ignore such information or any news that is capable of causing confusion in the polity.
“As for YPP in Ogun State, we never had any intention to support PDP,” the party concluded.
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