Makarfi’s PDP Partners SDP To Contest Osun By-election

Ahmed Makarfi

By Ogbolu George

The Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has presented Micheal Falade as its candidate for the Osun West Senatorial District by-election on the platform of the Social Democratic Party.

The State Chairman of SDP  Ademola Ishola, during the presentation of Falade on Thursday in Osogbo explained that the presentation to the public became necessary in the face of the recent synergy between the faction of the PDP and the party.

He said the confirmation of Falade’s candidacy by the party was completed on Wednesday in Iwo, where all the SDP stakeholders resolved to make him the flag bearer of the party.

Marriage of convenience

Speaking Falade described the collaboration between the PDP faction and SDP as a ”marriage of convenience”.

”You will agree with me that the National Assembly is an arena of ideas and deep intellectual engagement, it requires experience and satisfactory knowledge.

”My experience as a former member of the House of Representatives with robust interaction with those at the red chamber put me on a right footing.

”I know what is going on in all the local governments that constitute the senatorial district, it is going to be a serious business. We are going to put in everything humanly possible to win the election,” he said.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, July 8 for the by-election, following the death of Senator Isaka Adeleke on April 23.

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