At the twilight of INEC’s party nomination deadline, PDP candidate for the Ogun West senatorial district election Prof David Bamgbose has stepdown his candidacy. He communicated this in a letter personally signed by him. The letter dated 14th July 2022, Prof Bamgbose noted that his decision to step down his ambition was in the best interest of the party. It was important that I withdraw my ambition to contest the Ogun West senatorial seat against 2023 election in the interest of our party PDP he stated. The party will now conduct a fresh primary to elect a new candidate against the 2023 election.
To beat INEC deadline, the election must hold and winner announced and submitted to INEC in less than 24hours. The winner will be contesting with Sen. Olamilekan Adeola otherwise known as Yayi who is currently serving as the senator representing Lagos West senatorial district in Lagos state. Recall the People’s Democratic party PDP successfully negotiated alliance with the pro APM faction of the APC earlier last week to seal the chances of wrestling and take over power from the Dapo Abiodun led APC administration.
With the announcement of Hon AbdulKabir Adekunle Akinlade (Triple A) the Yewa born politician as running mate to Ladi Adebutu, the senatorial ticket of the PDP will now be zoned to the Awori axis of Ogun West. To boost the chances of the party in Ogun state and against the 2023 election, political analyst predict that PDP will most likely zone the party’s senatorial ticket to Ota where the APC deputy governor Engr. Noimot Salako hailed from.
Despite the All Progressive Congress losing Ado/Odo-Ota local government to APM in the 2019 election, psephologist argues that APC in Ogun state polled it’s highest votes from Ado/Odo-Ota local government and Ota specifically. With the successful alliance of the pro APM faction of APC and PDP, the abysmal performance of the Dapo Abiodun led administration in Ogun state, the internal wrangling and litigation crisis within the Ogun state APC, the chances that APC will retain the ruling party status in the state is too insignificant.