Sunday, March 3, 2019
Coalition: Drama As Oyo ADC, ZLP Deny Endorsing PDP’s Seyi Makinde
Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC), the two leading parties in the opposition talks on Saturday evening, denied endorsing Engr Seyi Makinde as it’s sole candidate ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial elections.
This is coming minutes after the SDP governorship candidate announced the endorsement of Seyi Makinde as Coalition Guber Candidate.
The Chairman of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), in the state, Mr. Wole Abisoye, told journalists that his party was part of the proposed coalition, but ZLP had not adopted any candidate, saying: “The meeting was inconclusive and we have adjourned till Monday. When we meet, we will decide.
“The coalition meeting for this evening was inconclusive. My party, the ZLP has not endorsed any governorship candidate. Bolaji Ayorinde, who spoke, to the press, spoke on behalf of his party, the SDP.”
In the same manner, ‘Damola Adeoye, Media Assistant to Senator Lanlehin, in statement made available to InsideOyo.com said coalition talk is still on going and no candidate has been endorsed.
“Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (SOLAN), Oyo State ADC governorship candidate, wishes to inform supporters, loyalists, members of the ADC, and the very good people of Oyo State, that as a democrat, and committed party man, the interest of Oyo State and its people is paramount to him.
“To that end, he wishes to allay whatever fears that are being nursed owing to the seeming lull occasioned by the ongoing coalition talks, urging the people to also discountenance every insinuation concerning the purported adoption of a coalition candidate.”