Mr Yinka Omikunle has emerged as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for the bye-election for Ibadan Southeast II state constituency.
This was made known by Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, the PDP’s Deputy National Chairman, on Saturday.
Recall that the seat became vacant following the death of Hon. Olusegun Popoola.
According to Arapaja, the primary was witnessed by members of the party and others.
He said that “the results of the primary held today delivered Hon. Yinka Omikunle as our party’s standard bearer for the rerun election.”
Arapaja who congratulated Omikunle urged party members to unite for the party’s success.
He said, “In line with the INEC guidelines to conduct a rerun election within the stipulated 90 days to fill vacant elective offices, today, our great party, PDP organized a primary election to pick our candidate to replace our departed former representative in constituency II, Ibadan South East Local Government in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Late Hon. Segun Popoola who died some weeks back after a protracted illness.
“Today’s primary produced Hon. Yinka Omikunle as our party’s standard bearer for the rerun election.
“Consequently, I hereby on behalf of myself, my family and the entire PDP family in Ibadan South East Local Government congratulate Mr. Yinka Omikunle on his emergence today after a seamlessly and rancour free primary. With this, I belief we shall triumph at the election.
“Like I have always said, the interest of our people and the party should be paramount to us all and always protected. I, therefore, implore all of us to work assiduously to win at the forthcoming polls.”
Insideoyo.com gathered that Omikunle is also the candidate of the party for the 2023 general elections.