ONE of the twelve (12) aggrieved governorship aspirants of the African Democratic Congress, (ADC), Engr. Rauf Olaniyan has emerged the running mate of Engr Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State.
Mega Icon Magazine had earlier reported that the PDP guber candidate, Makinde was frantically shopping for a person and most likely from the aggrieved members of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), a stock outside Ibadanland to brighten his chances against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the African Democratic Party (ADP) candidates with a view to helping him sway votes during the poll.
Makinde and the leadership of the PDP had been desperately searching for not just a Muslim, but a sellable candidate from the 10 local government areas in Oke ogun geo-political zone of the state.
The ex Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, (OYSTROMA) boss is expected to be unveiled officially at a press conference in not too distance future.
Our reporter learnt that Olaniyan’s name has been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission. With Olaniyan’s emergence, the desire of the Oyo, Ibarapa, and Ogbomoso zones to produce the deputy governorship candidate of the state has been dashed.
It was also gathered that some names were suggested, but Makinde arrived at Olaniyan’s choice after consulting with far famed indigenes of Okeogun, a close source to Olaniyan who confirmed this development told Mega Icon Magazine.
By Idowu Ayodele
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