An economist, Otunba Adeleke Shittu has emerged as the candidate of the Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next year’s governorship election in the state.
Shittu was declared the winner of the party’s primary, which was held on Sunday at the expansive State secretariat of the party in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Shittu polled 1979 votes out of 1994 total votes cast at the election.
Two aspirants obtained nomination form for the exercise but the former National Auditor of the Party, Alhaji Fatai Adeyanju stepped down from the race.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the exercise, the Ijebu-Igbo born politician promised to reposition Ogun State for greatness.
“I want to contest, not to manage the monthly allocations from the Federal Government because I am already aware of the huge indebtedness of the state to both local and foreign creditors, but to create a conducive environment to harness the potential and resources of the state and create wealth for the people,” Shittu said.
The candidate was until recently one of the moving minds behind the non-governmental and philanthropic organisation known as Omoilu Foundation.