Ogun LG polls: UPN chief­tain to spon­sor can­di­dates

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Ke­hinde Akinyemi, Abeokuta

A chief­tain of the Unity Party of Nige­ria (UPN) and gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date of the party in Ogun State, Otunba Ro­timi Paseda, has of­fered to spon­sor the party’s can­di­dates for the forth­com­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions in the state slated for Oc­to­ber 8.

Paseda, who made this known, yes­ter­day, said that he took the de­ci­sion for the suc­cess of the UPN can­di­dates in the lo­cal gov­ern­ment and lo­cal coun­cil de­vel­op­ment ar­eas in the state.

He stated this through his chief me­dia strate­gist, Otunba Eddy Ade­mosu, who said that as a formidable op­po­si­tion party, the UPN in Ogun State would con­tinue to help its mem­bers to le­git­i­mately snatch power from the APC-led ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“The party is bat­tle ready for the forth­com­ing elec­tion as a means of pro­vid­ing al­ter­na­tive means of gov­er­nance and div­i­dends of democ­racy to our peo­ple at the grass­roots,” he said.

“The lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions are pre­lude for 2019 gen­eral elec­tions and we shall con­tinue to seek sup­port of the peo­ple to­wards en­sur­ing a bet­ter Ogun State of our dream.”

Also speak­ing, the state’s party chair­man, Fun­mi­layo Irede Oginni, said that the party was aware of the gov­ern­ment’s al­leged plan to trun­cate the elec­toral pro­cesses by frus­trat­ing can­di­dates of other po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

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