No Aspirants’ Meeting Can Bar Another Aspirant From Seeking Guber Ticket-Olawale Rasheed
I read the story of aspirants voluntarily excluding themselves from the race for Osun PDP ticket.I want to put it on records that such announcement is illegal.
I am still in the race for the governorship .Delegates will decide who flags the banner of the party.
No organ of the party at the state level has powers to bar an aspirant from seeking governorship ticket .The responsibility to screen and field candidate is that of the national leadership of the party.
Also no organ of the party is known as Meeting of Aspirants and so it has no legal and constitutional basis to decide who run for office under the banner of the party. I believe PDP must adhere to its constitution in daily running of party affairs .
It is an error to announce exclusion of aspirants based on alleged decision of aspirants meeting.It was an illegal resolution as contribution to party activities is a continous event.
I therefore state that I am very much in the race for the governorship and I will purchase nomination forms when the time comes and present myself at the party primaries.The decision is for delegates to make.
Olawale Rasheed -MOR