2023: Ex-Atiku Campaign Spokesman Joins Race to Become Next Ogun Governor
- Segun Showunmi appears to be getting ready to run the helms of affairs in Ogun state ahead of the 2023 general elections
- The former Atiku campaign spokesman has declared his interest to unseat Dapo Abiodun, the governor of the southwest state
- Showunmi has picked up his noination form to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party
Abuja - Ahead of the 2023 election, Segun Showunmi, the spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar 2019 presidential campaign organisation has joined the Ogun state governorship race.
The Cable reports that Showunmi has purchased nomination and expression of interest forms for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s ticket in the 2023 gubernatorial election.
The former spokesman of the Atiku campaign organisation vowed to unseat Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun in the 2023 election in the state.
He made this known while speaking at the national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja, saying he decided to pick the nomination form to yield to the call of his people, The Punch added.
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While noting that he would redefine governance in the state if elected as governor, Showunmi added that he is confident of victory in the forthcoming election.
The governorship hopeful arrived at the Wadata Plaza flanked by a massive crowd of party chieftains and supporters to obtain the N21 million form.
He explained that there are no fears either within the party or across party lines.
Osun 2022: I am too tough to lose PDP's governorship ticket, Adeleke boasts
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Ademola Adeleke expressed optimism that the Osun state PDP primaries would be a walkover.
The frontline aspirant is already thinking beyond the primaries and on how to lead the party to victory at the gubernatorial election scheduled for July 16.
Adeleke, one of the six candidates vying for his party’s ticket, said that his focus is on the real battle between himself and Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
2023: Resign now, El-Rufai orders appointees, public officers nursing political ambition
Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state asked all political appointees and other public servants nursing political ambitions to resign on or before March 31, 2022, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The governor made this call through a circular by the secretary to the state government, Balarabe Abbas on Wednesday, March 16.
The circular reminded those concerned about the new electoral law which required appointees to resign their appointments as conditions to contest the forthcoming election.