The Ogun Labour Party and the PDP have formed an alliance just twenty-four hours before the governor and state house of assembly elections.
The All Progressives Congress’s Dapo Abiodun, who is running for re-election as governor in the state, was reportedly the objective of the party’s coalition.
Abiodun’s bid for a second term has received support from a section of the Labour Party.
The endorsement has been criticized by the caretaker committee, which the national leadership established.
Ladi Adebutu of the PDP was named as the party’s pick for governor by the Labour Party caretaker committee, according to a statement released on Friday by Tokunbo Peters, the party’s publicity secretary in the state.
Among the parties making overtures to it, the party claimed to have chosen the PDP.
The party said that several parties were reaching out to it as a result of its successful performance in the state’s most recent election.
The PDP was chosen, according to the Labour Party, because its platform, goals, and ideologies aligned with those of the party.
This last-minute alliance, which was formalized on Thursday in Abeokuta with the signing of a working agreement between the chairmen and gubernatorial candidates of the two parties.
Was largely made necessary by INEC’s decision not to include the Labour Party’s candidate for governor on its list of candidates for tomorrow’s gubernatorial election.
“The Labour Party became the beautiful bride after its good performance in Ogun State during the most recent presidential election.
Many parties, including the incumbent party, made overtures to the party for either an endorsement or an alliance.
“Yet, the Labour Party chose to ally with the PDP after carefully weighing all of its choices.
The PDP’s selection was influenced by the fact that its platform, goals, and ideology were similar to those of the Labour Party.
“Laddi Adebutu, the PDP’s candidate for governor, and Kehinde Sogunle, the Labour Party’s nominee, both have the same objective of governing a populist, responsible, and inclusive government.
“The Labour Party is committed to the agenda of rescuing, resetting, and renewing Ogun State and has a firm belief that its collaboration with PDP would achieve the established aims of bequeathing purposeful administration to the traumatized inhabitants of the state,” the statement from the party reads.