By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Social Democratic Party (SDP), Presidential candidate, Prince Adewole Adebayo on Friday, said that SDP is not stepping down for any political party in the build up to the 2023 general elections.
Speaking with journalists in Ibadan at the end of the party’s two-day stakeholders summit themed, ” South West summit for critical stakeholders with the theme “Common interest and strategic approach for 2023”, Prince Adebayo declared that that there is no plan by SDP to merge with any of the political parties in the country.,
Prince Adebayo pointed out that Nigerians are tired of both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) alleged misrule which necessitated the coming of the SDP into the presidential race.
The SDP Presidential candidate maintained that his party is in the race to take Nigerians out of poverty”, adding, ” No good schools, no healthcare services, no road, these are the reasons why we are in the race”.
“SDP not in alliance with any political party. SDP is not stepping down for any political party, but if we have any political party that want to join us, they can join us. But, SDP is contesting this election,” he said.
Prince Adebayo added, ” we are not stepping down for any political party, because that will be a great betrayer to the people of Nigeria”.
“People are running away from PDP and APC, so if we disappoint them now, then we have taken them back to the people that are making them to suffer.
Prominent SDP leaders including Dr Yemi Faronbi, Dr Olu Agunloye, Engr Segun Oni in their remarks at the summit emphasized that Nigerians need a visionary and selfless leaders in 2023 and that the country need a disciplined and a charismatic leader as president, which the party has presented ahead of 2023.
The summit was attended by the former governor of Ekiti state, Chief Segun Oni, Ambassador Yemi Farombi, SDP National Secretary, Chief Olu Agunloye , Oyo North Senatorial candidate of SDP, Hon. Mulikat Akande, House of Representatives candidate in Ibadan North East/ Ibadan South East, Hon. Deji Aboderin, House of Assembly candidate for Ibadan North East constituency 1, Hon. Lawal Mumin and House of Assembly candidate for Ilaje constituency in Ondo state, Barrister Fadesola Ojamomi among others.