Alhaji Saliu Adekunle on Friday emerged the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2020 Ondo State Governorship election.
Naija News reports that Adekunle emerged the winner in the concluded primary election of the party held at Ondo town in Ondo State.
Adekunle emerged the SDP candidate after two other co-contestants announced their withdrawal from the race.
This was made known in a statement on Friday by Mr. Alfa Mohammed, the National Publicity Secretary of the SDP.
“The two other contestants withdrew for him in the interest, unity and progress of the party, while the delegates numbering about 700 affirmed his candidature through a voice vote,” he said.
Adekunle, who is from Afin Akoko in the Akoko North-West local government Area of Ondo State, promised to lead the party to victory in the Oct. 10 governorship election and to run a human development based government agenda when elected.
The SDP guber candidate expressed his gratitude to the no fewer than 700 delegates, and to the electoral committee from the national headquarters of the party led by Alhaji Hussein Saleh-Dass.