No Plan to Merge with Any Party, Says Ogun SDP
Written by Taiwo Adediran on April 6, 2015
Despite its poor outing in the presidential election, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ogun State has declared that will not merge with any political party to contest and win the governorship election on Saturday.
While addressing journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital yesterday, the party’s governorship candidate, Senator Akin Odunsi, said: “Some unscrupulous elements are out to damage our party’s credibility, image and integrity ahead of Saturday election.”
He said specifically on April 3, a radio station based in Abeokuta went on air with a news item purporting that the SDP had merged or formed an alliance with another political party for the governorship election. He therefore, said: “I state categorically and emphatically that our party has neither the intention nor plan to merge with any political party.”
He further said there was no iota of truth in the damaging news item which he described as malicious, unfounded, baseless and a wild imagination that could only have existed in the author’s mind.
“The party do describe the news as politically-motivated unfounded, mischievous, false, fake and the handy work of political spin doctors,” he added. He, however, declared that “I shall by the grace of God contest the governorship election solely on the platform of the SDP come April 11.”
Speaking on the poor outing of the party in the last election, Odunsi said the election was more of referendum outcome, saying the choice before Nigerians was continuity or change and Nigerians opted for change.
He said the results of the election would not affect the governorship election, noting that the change Nigerians call for would come to reality in Ogun State.