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There was a twist in the political atmosphere of Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State on Wednesday when no fewer than eight aspirants from the local council stepped down from the All Progressives Congress primaries.
PLATFORM TIMES learnt that the eight of the twelve aspirants stepped down to show their solidarity the incumbent caretaker chairman of the council, Ayodeji Somide.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the aspirants were said to have met and resolved to team up with Somide, who is said to be interested to contest for the seat, for him to become an elected chairman.
It was further gathered that, those who stepped down were said to have done that, to support the aspiration of Somide.
The aspirants noted that , Somide performed creditably well as the caretaker chairman of the council.
They also explained that, withdrawing from the primaries for Somide will also serve as a purpose of unity, and to avoid divided house ahead of the general election.
The pact, sources close to the aspirants said, was necessary to give good fight to the most relevant opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the forthcoming poll, stressing that it was necessary for the ruling party to go out as a one family.
When one of the aspirants identified as Adedayo Akintoye popularly called, ’D 1’, was contacted confirmed the development, explaining that the decision was done in good faith, and to ensure the party is victorious at the poll.