Osun 2018: PDP gubernatorial aspirant withdraws from race

Ahead of September 22 gubernatorial election in Osun State, an aspirant on the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olawale Rasheed, has announced his withdrawal from the race.

Olawale, who made the disclosure in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday declared his support for whoever emerges the flagbearer of the party after primaries.

Though, he did not give any particular reason for his decision but said he indicated his interest for the top seat in Osun State out of his passionate desire to serve the state through innovative policies and programmes.

The Iwo-born media entrepreneur, however, noted that he would not be pursuing the aspiration further at this circle of election.

“A lot has happened since then,” he wrote on his experience since indicating his intention in Osun governorship seat.

The PDP chieftain added that, “We note the enthusiastic support we receive from youth activists, professionals and many leaders of our great party. Our 5-Point Agenda was applauded as a game changer.

Announcing his decision to call quit his governorship quest, Olawale said “After a thorough review of the political space and due consultations with families and friends, I have taken the final decision to withdraw from the race for the governorship ticket of the PDP.

“I wish whoever emerges flagbearer of the party success at the poll in September,” he added.

Olawale who aknowledged his supporters and associates for standing by him this far, urged them not to abandon his policy thrust ‘5-point Agenda’, emphasising that its verifiable tool to salvage Osun from its current uninspiring outlook.

“It is about rebuilding the state through local talents, enforcing humanity centered governance, creating wealth through government-business prosperity alliance and transparency in government through Open Government Initiative,” he noted.

“I place on records my heartfelt appreciation to those who supported us to this level. The goal of entrenching a truly pro-people government is a task that must be accomplished in September.

“We are not away; we are actively participating in shaping the political and economic future of our dear state and Nigeria.”

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