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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Obasanjo's candidate gets INEC's nod at final collation

I don't know why this grandpa wants to be governor. Instead of him to just go and sit down in his house... I hope PDP does not win Ogun State.

Mr. Tunji Olurin.
The battle to control power in Ogun State went in favour of Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday as his candidate in the governorship primaries, Tunji Olurin, got the final nod of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Mr Olurin, a retired general and Mr Obasanjo's preferred candidate, was elected at a parallel congress from the one in which Gboyega Isiaka, who is governor Gbenga Daniel's chosen heir, was named winner.

Mr. Obasanjo and Mr. Daniel have been engaged in political battles, trying to ensure that their candidates emerged winner.

Mr. Olurin's name surfaced on the electoral commission's final list of those cleared to contest the 2011 elections last night barely 24 hours after his name and that of Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello, a senatorial candidate, were reportedly dropped.