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PRP pulls out of Osun guber election over candidate’s alleged fund-raising overseas activities

Ayowole Adedeji

The Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, has withdrawn from the Osun governorship election over its candidate’s alleged fund-raising overseas activities without corresponding campaigns.

The PRP National Executive Committee accused its Osun governorship candidate, Ayowole Adedeji, of staying outside the country since he emerged as the party’s governorship candidate and only travelled back to the country two weeks before the election.

The National Secretary of the party, Babatunde Alli, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said a committee had been set up to probe Ayowole for soliciting funds for his campaign without holding any.

The statement read, “The National Executive Committee of our great party, the PRP has noted with great concern and disappointment, the negative effects of obvious inactivity of the Governorship Candidate of the party in Osun State, MR. Ayowole Adedeji, both on the party structures in Osun State and at the National level.

“The National Executive Committee having therefore considered all options hereby direct the withdrawal of the PRP from the Osun State Governorship Election of 16th July 2022.

“In addition, the State Chapter is hereby directed to set up a 5-man Disciplinary Committee to investigate the Governorship Candidate of the Party for the following:

“Staying abroad since emerging governorship candidate of the party till only two (2) weeks before the election, thereby preventing the party from all campaigns and awareness creation efforts;

“Alleged fund-raising overseas activities without corresponding campaigns in the name of the party at State level. The party particularly considers this allegation very grievous and debasing to the PRP; and

“Alleged attempt to fraudulently trade the party for personal monetary gains thereby embarrassing the party and dragging its good name and principles in the mud.”

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