Oyo SDP chair, gov candidate clash over Makinde
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 16, 2023
The Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP in Oyo State, Michael Okunlade, on Wednesday, alleged that the governorship candidate of the party, Michael Lana, traded his mandate with Governor Seyi Makinde ahead of Saturday’s election.
Newsmen reports that Lana stepped down from the race on Tuesday to endorse Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Okunlade, who made this allegation in a telephone interview in Ibadan, gave Lana a tongue-lashing, alleging that he stepped down for Makinde for monetary gains and promise of an appointment.
But reacting to the allegations by the SDP chairman, Lana maintained that he was not carried along when the party collapsed the structure for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Teslim Folarin.