A former governor of Oyo, Senator Rashidi Ladoja has withdrawn from the PDP national chairmanship campaign.
This makes it the fourth candidate to withdraw, after Bode George, Jimi Agbaje, and Gbenga Daniel.
Ladoja in a statement issued on Saturday urged other contestants from the South West to rally round former Minister of Education, Professor Tunde Adeniran as the consensus candidate of the zone.
The statement read: “At the close of nominations, seven (7) Aspirants from the Southwest Zone obtained and returned nomination forms for the position of the National Chairman of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“From consultations with stakeholders from various zones, we gathered that from all zones, the stakeholders who preferred to back the South West Zone for the position suggested that we should prune down the number, if possible, to ONE PERSON.
The Northern stakeholders went to the extent of stating clearly in a Communique, after their meeting, their preference for a South West candidate.
“Since then, Mr Jimi Agbaje, Chief Olabode George, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Mr. Olusegun Aderemi have withdrawn from the race.
“Accordingly I am of the opinion that Professor Tunde Adeniran should become our consensus candidate for the South West zone.
“I am hereby appealing to all lovers of the South West Zone to support the candidature of Professor Tunde Adeniran to clinch the position of the National Chairman of our great party, the PDP. We shall be very grateful for your support. “
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