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Mixed reactions have trailed the joint ticket of governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Ladi Adebutu and his running mate former governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement, Adekunle Akinlade ahead of the 2023 election.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that
Akinlade, had joined the PDP ahead of the election to protest his alleged marginalisation by the All Progressives Congress in the state .
He was offered deputy governorship ticket in a joint ticket with Adebutu against the ambition of the incumbent governor of the state,Dapo Abiodun .
While some residents have hailed the decision of Akinlade being the running mate to Adebutu others condemned the combination.
Those who supported the combination emphasized that it will make it possible for the PDP to gain ground during the 2023 election as seen in Osun state.
They maintained that it’s a powerful combination that should give the incumbent government a serious concern .
Others who condernmed the alliance, described it as a disastrous combination, adding that neither Adebutu nor Akinlade has the intelligence nor moral required to govern a state.
Some took the news of Akinlade as Adebutu’s running mate as a great chance to the PDP to take power from the incumbent power, noting that Akinlade will have the supports of Amosun’s loyalists.
A resident of Ifoyintedo, Adesola Ajibade said “There is nothing wrong with the combination.
“If we look at what happened in the just concluded election in Osun, it should be an added advantage for PDP in Ogun and other states. This shows that people want to vote and they know that their vote counts.
“There is now a wake-up call for all citizens with the rate at which people are now getting their PVC. People are getting the PVC in mass.
“But there is no way Akinlade will not have some of his supporters from his former party to support him as a senior citizen and it will boost PDP confidence in the election.” He said
A resident of Abeokuta, Mr Olufemi Adebowale said it’s a powerful combination, saying, “With Akinlade’s involvement, shows Amosun is a key player in the group. Knowingly fully well that Amosun’s crowd is more than Dapo’s.”
“Well, it is a known fact that Amosun belongs to APC and you might think he will support the incumbent governor as they belong to the same party, note, “Politicians don’t have a party. They can change anytime.”
A resident of Ado-Odo-Ota, Abayomi Oke, said “the residents of Ogun state would have preferred a better and viable option better than Adebutu and Akinlade, adding that Adebutu doesn’t posses the moral, charisma and even all forms of intelligence that come with being the governor of the state.
“It is not enough to be wealthy to just say that is why you want to become the governor of Ogun state.
“Ogun is a great state that anyone who is coming to govern us must not just have the competence but the character, and some of these things are lacking in the PDP gubernatorial candidate.
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