Trace Reporters –An Akure based successful young entrepreneur, Alhaji Saliu Adekunle has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP in the just concluded primary election of the party held at Ondo town in Ondo State.
The candidate emerged as the party’s consensus candidate after two other co-contestants announced their withdrawal from the race for him in the interest of unity and progress of the party in the October election; while the delegates numbering about 700 affirmed his candidature through a voice vote.
In his acceptance speech, Alh Saliu Adekunle promised to lead the party to victory in the October 10th governorship election in the state, promising to run a human development based government if elected.
He expressed his gratitude to the delegates who numbered about 700, as well as the electoral committee from the National Headquarters of the party ably led by Alhaji Hussein Saleh Dass.
Alh Adekunle is a prince from Afin Akoko in the Akoko North-West local government Area.
Commenting on the primary, the member representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal constituency in the House of Representatives under the platform of the SDP who had earlier sent apologies for his inability to attend the Congress to the state Exco, the electoral committee as well as the state delegates has since sent a congratulatory message to the candidate whom he described as a philanthropist and a dedicated humanitarian. He described the victory “as a victory for all”
National publicity secretary
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