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PDP will field candidate in Ondo guber poll

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest has said that the party is not planning alliance with any political party in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election, saying; PDP will field and back its own candidate.

Zonal Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Kayode Babade, who made this known to journalists, said that was part of the decision taken at the party's Zonal Exco meeting held last Thursday at Ibadan, Oyo State.

He said "PDP is well grounded enough in all the States of the federation to be able to contest any election and win, and Ondo State will not be an exemption.

"Therefore, our members and supporters in Ondo State should not be dissuaded by anyone claiming that the PDP will be supporting candidate of another party."

On crisis rocking the party in some States, Babade assured that all thorny issues will be ressolved very soon.

He disclosed that; "On Ekiti State for instance, the National Secretary of the party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola is inviting eight persons from each of the two contending groups for reconciliation and harmonisation of the State Exco very soon.

"On Oyo State, the National Vice Chairman, Chief Segun Oni will be meeting leaders of the party where all issues will be finally laid to rest.

"Also, there will also be meetings with some selected leaders of the party from Lagos and Osun States very soon."