The Social Democratic Party’s presidential candidate for 2023, Prince Adewole Adebayo, shines as 52 deregistered political parties in the country raked in support for him on Tuesday and endorsed all White Horse candidates across Nigeria’s 36 states, ahead of the country’s general elections.
Dr. Odion Cedrack, the leader of the defunct parties, spoke to journalists during a visit to the SDP Presidential Candidate at his residence in Abuja.
He stated that their members would join the SDP and work for all of the party’s candidates at all levels, from units to wards to the national level.
Cedrack stated on behalf of the umbrella organization mobilizing All Nigerians for Good Governance (MAN) that the movement’s goal is to support credible candidates who will improve Nigerians’ lives and promote unity in diversity.
MAN was founded in March 2019, immediately following the most recent general election, and is comprised of 52 deregistered political parties, civil societies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), youths, women, and other community members.
When asked to name the parties, the Coordinator declined, saying, “In addition to ensuring that leaders are accountable and capable of carrying out their responsibilities to Nigerians.”
“We are engaging various political entities and liaising with the different stakeholders through effective communication and leadership prowess. In our subsequent meetings and consultations with various political parties and their candidates we are resolved with the following:
“That the SDP and her presidential candidate, the impeccable persona of Barrister Prince Adewole Adebayo Mr. Adequate is our preferred candidate for the forthcoming 2023 elections.
“All members from the National level to the Ward level should be a Card Carrying member of the Social Democratic Party.
“That some of our members (MAN) should be incorporated into the campaign council, workforce from ward level to national level.
“That in the event of the emergence of the victory of the party (SDP) in the Presidential, legislative both federal and state elections, State governorship election, local government elections, our members should be planted, rooted and incorporated in unity as part of the system from the ward to the National level.
“In Furtherance to this merger and understanding by both parties, I Amb Dr Odion Cedrack Okpebholo the Founder/President of this great workforce, on behalf of all members of MAN home and abroad, I hereby announce the declaration of the entire members of this great movement into the Social Democratic Party (SDP) workforce of our indéfectible candidate.
“Barrister Prince Adewole Adebayo Mr Adequate, the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and all other approved bodies and candidates of the Social Democratic Party.
“In this light, I urge all our patriotic members from the national level to draw up and exert ourselves in ensuring that by the grace of God all candidates of the Social Democratic Party shall be victorious in all her elections 2023,” he said.
Responding, the Presidential candidate of the SDP, Prince Adewole Adebayo said that the party was suspending its Presidential campaigns following the demise of the son of former Minister of sports and Director- General of the SDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Solomon Dalung who is also a House of Representatives candidate in Plateau State.