Six aspirants are to battle for the governorship ticket of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State during the governorship primary scheduled to hold today (Tuesday, March 8, 2022). The aspirants are Senator Ademola Adeleke, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, Dotun Babayemi, Fatai Akinbade, Dele Adeleke (Senator Ademola’s cousin) and Sanya Omirin.
Senator Adeleke who was the party’s flag bearer in the last governorship election in 2018 defeated Dr Ogunbiyi to secure the ticket. Since then, the Osun State chapter of the PDP has not known peace.
They are expected to renew the rivalry in today’s primary.
The Osun State chapter has been in an internal crisis ahead of the primary. Its chairman, Soji Adagunodo has been removed by the party’s national leadership for allegedly backing Ogunbiyi. He has been replaced with Sunday Bisi.