KWARA 2023: SDP WITHDRAWS FROM ONGOING ALLIANCE NEGOTIATIONS
The Kwara State chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) wishes to officially announce its withdrawal from the ongoing negotiations with other opposition political parties on the possibility of forging a united front ahead of the fast approaching March 11 Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections.
Kwara SDP Chairman, Abdulazeez Afolabi disclosed this in a statement made available to FactualTimes on Tuesday.
According to him, the decision to pull out of discussions was taken at an enlarged stakeholders meeting of the party, involving the candidates, State Executive Members of the party among others, which held at the party’s secretariat on Monday, March 6th, 2023.
The statement read: “Our decision is borne out of the founding principles of our party in the State, which was purely based on our ideological inclination, unflinching alignment and dedication to the exclusive yearnings of the Kwara masses.
“While we are not averse to all other opposition parties joining hands with our party, the SDP and gubernatorial candidate, Alh. Hakeem Oladimeji Lawal, we undoubtedly believe our party is the only bridge that can connect and actualize our shared aspirations of changing the trajectory of poor governance for good in our State.
“We therefore charge members of our party across the 193 wards of the State, to intensify efforts towards ensuring that SDP emerges victorious, come Saturday March 11 elections.”