Niyi Akande, Osogbo
A group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, ‘The Conscience,’ on Sunday said it obtained governorship nomination form for a chieftain of the party, Omooba Dotun Babayemi, because of his track records.
The addressing journalists in Odeomu, the Chairman of the group, Barrister Kehinde Adesiyan, also declared that there was no anointed candidate for the party’s governorship ticket.
Alhough Adesiyan said Babayemi has not agreed to fill the form, he however added that Olufi of Gbongan, Oba Adetoyese Oyeniyi, and other elders have been approached to compel him to accept the offer.
“We have chosen Omooba Dotun Babayemi to vie for the position of governorship. We understand that we need a governorship candidate with wide acceptability, experience and personal achievement.
“PDP as a party, after its post 2018 crises, must now present a candidate that all the contending interest within the party will feel comfortable with. A candidate who have the tendency to adequately compensate everyone that has suffered in the past 11years of APC governance in Osun State.
“As a lawyer, technocrat, seasoned administrator and dedicated community developer, Babayemi is eminently qualified to govern Osun State. We are sure that he will build a society that will work for all of us in the state.
“We believe in him that he has the capability to shoulder the task and solve the problem in the state. We have met the Kabiesi Olufi of Gbongan who is his monarch to help us compel him to fill the form,” Adesiyan said.