SDP Presidential aspirant steps down, drums support for Prince Adebayo


By Palma Ileye

One of the Presidential aspirants of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Cesnabmihlo Dorothy Nuhu Akenova, has stepped down and shifted her support to Prince Adewole Adebayo.

Akenova, made the declaration in a press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.

She said her decision was based on the zoning of the presidential position to the South by the party .

She stressed that Adebayo has all it takes to transform and effect the positive changes that the Nigerians are seeking for.

“Today is unique because I want to affirm a number of things i am passionate about concerning our country, Nigeria.

“As you all know, before now, i was in the race for the Presidential ticket which has however been zoned to the South, which has automatically ruled me out of the race.

“As an obedient and loyal member of the Party, i have stepped down my aspiration.

“I must point out at this point that my abiding reason for seeking the highest of the land was never about me, but to propagate real change in Nigeria that will cause a turn around for Nigeria and her citizens.

“I am please to inform you therefore, having been made ineligible to contest for the Presidency by the zoning, i have identified a formidable candidate who is still eligible to contest and who also shares the same passions, ideals and aspirations for socioeconomic development of Nigeria and her citizens as I do.

“I have decided to throw my weight behind that credible candidate. He is our amiable and highly esteemed colleague, Prince Adewole Adebayo. I call upon everyone here present to rally around us to coast to victory.Let me also assure you that this decision was taken in full consultation with my supporters and constituents,” she said.

She, therefore urged her team and the party in general to work harder until they reclaim the presidency under the leadership of Prince Adewole Adebayo.

Prince Adewole Adebayo in his remarks appreciated her for laying a foundation for a government that would deliver the dreams of the people.