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Osun 2018: Adeoti, Akinbade Denies Merging With Omisore



Contrary to a report claiming the withdrawn, from the Saturday election, the Action Democratic Party (ADP), and African Democratic Congress (ADC), has denied the rumour.

The ADP candidate Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, and Alhaji Fatai Akinbade of SDP in separate release on Thursday claimed they had never withdrawn or merged with Senator Iyiola Omisore of Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the coming election.

The spokesperson for Adeoti, Kayode Agbaje said his principal has never been contacted for such and that the ADP habour no such plans.

Akinbade, also debunked the statement that he had stepped down for Omisore boosted that the resolve of him to win the election remains unshaken.

Kayode said, “The attention of the Moshood Adeoti Campaign Organization (MACO) has been drawn to a rumour currently gaining ground in Osun State that our principal and governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Alhaji Moshood Adeoti has withdrawn his participation from the race in favour of Senator Iyiola Omisore, the candidates of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) .

“We wish to reiterate that at NO TIME was our canadidate contacted for such and that the ADP and Alhaji Adeoti habour no such plans.”

“We still stand resolutely behind our resolve to contest and by God’s grace win the election.”

“Osun, as the only state we can call our own, needs a candidate with the experience and grassroots connection like Alhaji Adeoti to take it out of its current situation.”

“We therefore wish to assure our teeming supporters across all party lines and ADP members specifically, to disregard such rumour and stay focused on our mission to win the election.”

“Once again, our principal, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti is still very much in the race and with God and the people behind him, victory is certain.”

Akinbade, in the release qouting, “Besides, the resolve of Akinbade to win the election remains unshaken which informed his decision to always have continuous interface with the people of the state on current political move on the platform of ADC.”

“Akinbade is in the race for good. The people of Osun are itching to have him as their next governor of the state. This they hope to translate come Saturday, September 22, through their worthy votes”

According to Akinbade Media Office, the rumour is malicious and insultive to the ADC political family, stressing “Our main focus is the execution of the Sept. 22, 2018 election to success. The people of Osun State are rooting for the victory of Alhaji Fatai Akinbade and this will be proved by their massive votes on Saturday. You are requested to remain resolute and cast your votes for the ADC on Saturday”

The statement condemned what it described as dirty and cheap politics embarked upon by those”afraid of their own political shadow.The clout and the credibility of Akinbade and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola,spell good in the state at any point in time”

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