Few days before the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections, the Social Democratic Party governorship candidate in Oyo State, Michael Lana has on Tuesday backed out of the race and declare his support for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party and the incumbent governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde.
This was made known in a press conference held at Iyaganku Quarters in Ibadan the Oyo State capital.
He noted that he had consulted widely before stepping down to support the incumbent governor and the decision was taken alongside the House of Assembly candidates.
Lana lamented that some of those at the helm of affairs of the party in the state had sold them out for a pittance and declared for the opposition without their knowledge or consent.
In his statement, He said “During my radio interview recently, I duly informed the members of the public that whatever step I would take would be determined by the decision of all candidates, especially the House of Assembly candidates of the SDP of which I am the governorship flagbearer.”
He said, having sit down and had a rethink take a decision that will be in the best interest of the neglected and aggrieved party members, the candidates and the generality of the people of the state that they set out to serve. After several consultations, the party resolved that the best thing for the state right now is to align themselves with a really progressive candidate.
He said, “therefore, resolved to inform all our teeming supporters to vote massively for Makinde of the PDP on Saturday, March 18, 2023 and get him re-elected as governor of the state.”