The Chairman, Mutual Benefits Assurance, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, on Monday, said he would participate in the July 16 Osun governorship poll.
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Ogunbiyi, who recently withdrew from the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) also said a new platform on which he would contest the election would soon be announced.
Speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of an event organised by a group, Civil Society Committee for Anti-Fraud Election Security with the theme: ‘A critical need for a credible Osun 2022 Guber-Poll: A reference case for 2023 General election,’ he expressed hope of a good outing in the poll.
He also urged his supporters to exercise patience, assuring that very soon, the direction to follow would be unveiled.
“Unfortunately, a secondary school dropout is contesting to be the governor of a noble state like Osun. We are all looking and when things go haywire for the state, we will all be asking how such a thing befall the state.
“Let us focus on good governance which can only come from those people who are leading us. I am still in the Osun Govermorship race, by God’s grace my name will appear on the ballot paper, and I will soon take a party.
“I believe Osun people are still looking for my participation (in the poll) and I am confident of winning it by God’s grace. I urge my supporters to be patient and in a couple of days, I will give directions for them to follow.
“Unfortunately, a family is claiming the ownership of PDP in the name of ‘a money bag.’ I am not a money bag but what I am presenting to Osun is my brain, reputation, training, and track record as an entrepreneur,” Ogunbiyi said.
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