The Peoples Redemption Party withdrew from the campaign with just 48 hours till the Osun governorship election. The absence of political activity by the party’s standard bearer had an impact on the decision, according to the National Executive Committee of the party. Ayowole Adedeji, the party’s nominee for governor of Osun, was accused by the party’s NEC of staying abroad ever since he was named the nominee and returning to the nation only two weeks before the election.
Babatunde Alli, the party’s national secretary, said in a statement on Thursday that a committee had been formed to investigate the governorship candidate’s fundraising efforts without hosting any campaign events.
Therefore, after carefully weighing all of its alternatives, the National Executive Committee orders the PRP to withdraw from the July 16 governor’s election in Osun State. Additionally, the State Chapter has been instructed to form a 5-person Disciplinary Committee to look into the Governorship Candidate of the Party’s decision to remain abroad since becoming the candidate only two (2) weeks before the election, preventing the party from participating in any campaigns or efforts to raise awareness. He would also be investigated for allegedly conducting fundraising efforts under the party’s name at the state level without corresponding campaigns. The party in particular finds this accusation to be extremely offensive and demeaning to the PRP.
Lastly, for allegedly seeking to deceitfully exchange the party for personal financial benefit, humiliating the party and tarnishing its reputation and core values.