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Ogun 2023: Too late to merge with Adebutu, says Otegbeye


By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta

The governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun State, Biyi Otegbeye has said it was too late for any meaningful merger with the candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ladi Adebutu.

Otegbeye said he had gone past possible withdrawal from the race as the election is barely four days away.

Otegbeye spoke on Tuesday night during Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State council’s Guest Forum held at Iwe-Iroyin, Okelewo, Abeokuta the state capital.
He expressed optimism of emerging victorious at the coming governorship election, disclosing that current administration of Gov Dapo Abiodun has failed.

His words: “Of course there will be merger, but it is not going to be like a typical merger you are expecting. Not like stepping down for someone.  We have gone pass that, election is Four days away, and there won’t be any meaningful merger.

“For the media we will provide you a meaningful information that will help you”.

Otegbeye stressed that the people are tired of the present administration, stressing that if elected, his mission is to fix the State from broken systems.

Otegbeye also said, if elected, he would gave serious attention to sports development in the State.

He said his administration will renovate all stadia in the State in order to attracts youths to sporting activities.

He said, “I will accord serious attention to sports development. I will rehabilitate all stadiums in the State and we will catch our young talents at the grassroots. I will also approach professionals.
“Our government will support all our sports men and women. I travelled to USA to support UFC’s Israel Adesanya and this is what we will do”. 

Earlier speaking, the State Chairman of NUJ, Comr. Wale Olanrewaju, urged Otegbeye to look in the direction of practising journalists in the State in appointing his Commissioner of Information and Media aides.

He thanked the ADC gubernatorial candidate for honouring the Union’s invitation, urging him to create enabling environment for media practitioners in the state, if elected as the governor.