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Ondo SDP picks female candidate for deputy governor

17 October 2016, 19:28

Akure - The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has picked a female deputy governorship candidate, Modupe Akindele-Martins as the running mate to its governorship candidate in the Ondo governorship election, Dr. Olu Agunloye, reports Tribune

The party said Martin's choice was in fulfillment of the country’s policy on 35 per cent affirmative action.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alfa Mohammed, who made the announced her choice, said the party adopted it as a winning strategy.

Also read: PDP picks Mafo as Jegede’s running mate in Ondo governorship poll

He explained that many variables were considered before picking her.

Mohammed explained that out of the parties contesting in the  election, only SDP heeded the clamour of the people to correct the gender imbalance in the state political scene.

- News 24


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