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2 guber candidates emerge from PDP primaries in Ogun

The PDP in Ogun state has produced two governorship candidates from two factional primaries held in Abeokuta ahead of the 2023 election in the state.

The first factional primary held at the Iwe Iroyin Press Center in Abeokuta produced the former spokesperson of ‘Atiku for president’ campaign team, Segun Showunmi as the candidate while the second primary held at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Abeokuta produced former member of House of Representatives, Chief Ladi Adebutu as the second candidate.

The results at the Press center revealed that Showunmi was elected candidate with 554 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ladi Lawal who scored 30 votes, while Chief Ladi Adebutu polled 15 votes.

There were three governorship aspirants battling for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket in the state; Adebutu, Showunmi and an ex-banker, Jimi Lawal.

The result at the primary that produced Chief Ladi Adebutu shows that he won the contest with 714 votes out of the 715 accredited voters with one void vote.

Chairman of the electoral committee that conducted the primary producing Segun Showunmi as the candidate, Abayomi Daniel said a total number of 778 delegates were accredited, 702 votes were cast while three votes were voided.

Reporting by Wale Oluokun; editing by Muzha Kucha