Senate President and Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) South west Integration Committee, David Mark has denied rumours that the committee is planning to impose a governorship candidate on the PDP in Oyo state. Special Adviser on Media and Publications, Kola Ologbondiyan, said there was no plan to impose anybody.
A group of members of the PDP in oyo state had alleged that committee under the watch of Mark intends to impose a particular candidate on the party. However, Mark has denied this in a statement issued by his office on Tuesday.
“You are to choose your flagbearer and ensure that PDP wins elections in Oyo State. That is the agenda handed over to us, “
“The committee did not select gubernatorial aspirants that were invited for the meeting, rather, every stakeholder was invited.
“I didn’t call gubernatorial candidates to my house. The meeting here (Banquet Hall) was open and all inclusive,” the senate president said in the statement.
“We must all make sacrifices so that we can make progress. This committee alone cannot solve the problems. It requires our working together with you the stakeholders for PDP to win in Oyo State” Mark said
A former Governor of the state, Chief Christopher Alao-Akala are among those interested in obtaining the party’s governorship ticket for the 2015 elections.