The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ondo state has condemned a clandestine move by some self seeking politicians to drag the party into the messy political mud for which some crude politicians in the state are known for several years. Ondo 2020 Guber Election — SDP Ready To Rescue Ondo State

In its reaction to a widely publicised fraud claiming that the SDP agreed to a fraudulent merger with about 13 other political associations in the state, the SDP categorically denied being part of the fraudulent political arrangement. N30BilIon Bon: You Must Explain How You Spent The Money — Lawmakers Tackles Ondo Governor

In a statement signed by the state Publicity Secretary of the SDP, Mr Remi Olayiwola in Akure, the SDP stated that while the party is interested in any political move that would usher in a viable association that could ensure that the gains and dividends of democracy gets to the vast majority of the citizens in the state, it can and could never be associated with political rogues hanging around to grab unwarranted relevance from any quarter. Kidnapped Army Captain In Ondo Regains Freedom

Specifically, the statement said that some weeks back a group of registered political parties and political associations came together and said they were holding meetings to work together at ensuring a 3rd force in the political terrain of the state and eventually in the county as a whole.
Since this is exactly what the SDP had for years been agitating for, the SDP was not against such move.

However, the national leadership of the SDP was informed and in accordance with the party’s principle, the leadership of the SDP issued a letter to the effect that the SDP was ready to accommodate any political party or parties into its fold for the purpose of realising a formidable third force.

While the SDP welcomed such moves, it stated categorically that it was not ready to dissolve its own structures but would readily welcome those who would be prepared to register at their various wards and consequently at their local governments. Wanted Rivers PDP Youth Leader finally Speaks From Hideout, claims Frame Up

Even though the political associations and registered political parties held meetings six times, the state chairman of the SDP attended the meeting twice in order assure other registerred political parties ot our readiness to welcome them into the SDP fold..
The purported adoption of the ADC is completely contrary to the trend of the discussion at the two meetings.

The SDP as a party has not and will not subsume itself to any other political party but would be prepared to welcome some other registered political parties into its fold.
To the leadership of the mushroom political associations propagating such negative tendencies against the SDP, we advise them to desist as the reality on the ground in Ondo state today only necessitate that credible and tested politicians are what the people need to salvage them.

The SDP calls on all its members not to relent in their efforts at winning the forthcoming local government elections but also continue to work for the winn of the coming governorship election. Lagos SDP Condoles With Oyo State Governor Over Former SDP Chieftain/Commissioner’s Death

The party appreciates the concern of several SDP leaders who have reacted to the unscrupulous mention of the SDP in the purported unholy merger which is apparently aimed at making undeserved political gains.

REMI OLAYIWOLA
ONDO STATE PUBLICITY SECRETARY (SDP)15 May 2020

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