Adefisoye said that his faction, led by Dele Thomas, had, at the primary, produced Mr Adekunle Saliu as the candidate of SDP to INEC, as against Mr Peter Fasua’s candidacy produced by Mr Oladele Ogunbameru-led faction of the party.
“For now, we are waiting for the decision of INEC on the candidate to recognise.
“We note with concern that the media space has been lately awash with the news of SDP producing two candidates for the Oct. 10 governorship election in Ondo State.
“It is pertinent to state that SDP only has only one gubernatorial candidate in the person of Alhaji Adekunle Saliu for the election.
“We really wonder how on earth will any serious faction of a political party that is worth its onion settle for a party secretariat as venue of its governorship primary election,” he said.
Adefisoye said that his faction conducted its governorship primary at Ondo Motel Plaza, with 16 local government party chairmen as well as 360 authentic delegates from all over the state in attendance.
He said that also in attendance at the primary were delegates from the national secretariat of SDP, INEC officials, journalists and security operatives, claiming that the primary conducted by the Ogunbameru-led faction was a nullity.
Ogunbameru had, however, told journalists that the primary conducted by his faction was the only one recognised by INEC.
The party’s National Vice Chairman (South West)Bade Falade, had also said that eight delegates from each of the 18 local government areas of the state participated in the exercise that elected Fasua.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that until INEC declared the recognised candidate, it is not yet clear which of the factions will take charge of the party structure in the state.
Edited By: Joe Idika and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq