Senator Buruji Kashamu has emerged the PDP governorship candidate in Ogun State, following the withdrawal of Adeleke Shittu, who was initially named the party’ s candidate.
According to the lawmaker’s media aide, Austin Oniyokor, Shittu notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of his withdrawal on Friday, November 16, 2018.
He added that PDP stakeholders in the state agreed that the Senator should contest for the governorship election to increase their chances of winning.
“The party’s stakeholders, leaders and elders met and decided that it would be better for Senator Buruji Kashamu to run if the PDP wants to win.
“Mr Adeleke Shittu, who was at the meeting also saw reason with them. I can confirm to you that Mr Shittu last week Friday signed the withdrawal letter and at the senate he has informed INEC of his withdrawal from the race.”
INEC is yet to confirm the development.