Ahead of the forthcoming presidential election, no fewer than 34 political parties in Ogun State under the aegis of Coalition of United Political parties, CUPP, have adopted the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
They took the decision at an enlarged meeting held on Thursday at the Sagamu residence of the former Governor of Ogun State and Deputy Chairman, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, (South), Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Speaking during the meeting, the leadership of the political parties and their candidates at all levels unanimously agreed that the ruling All Progressives Congress , APC, has failed in its electoral promises, hence the need to endorse a credible alternative in the candidacy of Abubakar “going by his leadership qualities and track records of achievements both in the private and public sectors.”
Addressing the gathering, the National Chairman of the Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN, and Assistant Secretary of the Steering Committee of CUPP, Razak Eyiowuawi, said the main aim of the body was to “save Nigeria from insecurity, violence and hardship which has become the order of the day and the only way out of the impending danger is to vote out the ruling party by coming together as one united front to usher in a new administration.”
In a statement sent to Daily Post by Daniel quoted Eyiowuawi as saying that the forthcoming election was not for Nigerians as individuals but for incoming generations.
Also speaking on behalf of the Ogun Labour Party, its former Chairman and House of Representatives candidate, Comrade Niyi Osoba insisted that “the present government has failed in its entirety,” adding that, “it will be shameful if the APC if returned to power under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari who has constantly exhibited lack of capacity to govern.”