Mr. Adeleke Shittu the erstwhile Governorship Candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP in next year’s election has withdrawn from the race.

Following the withdrawal of Shittu, Senator Buruji Kashamu has now emerged as the new governorship candidate for the PDP in Ogun state.

Shittu who had emerged as the governorship candidate of PDP from the primary conducted by  the Bayo Dayo faction of the party  in the state, allegedly  withdrew from race voluntarily  for Kashamu, who represents Ogun East at the Senate.

Confirming the development, Kashamu’s media   aide, Mr. Austin Oniyokor, said the leaders of the party prevailed on Kashamu to replace Shittu   to brighten  the party’s  chances of winning  the governorship poll.

However, it was gathered that the party retained former presidential spokesman Reuben Abati as the party’s deputy governorship candidate.

Oniyokor said, “The party’s stakeholders, leaders and elders met and decided that it would be better for Senator Buruji Kashamu to run if the PDP wants to win.

“Mr Adeleke Shittu, who was at the meeting, also saw reason with them.

“I can confirm to you that Mr Shittu last week Friday signed the withdrawal  letter and at the Senate he has informed INEC of his withdrawal from the race.”

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