The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ondo state has said that it is not in any alliance with any other political party in the state.
Speaking to reporters in Akure, the state capital, the State Chairman of the party, Dele Ogunbameru said that its governorship candidate, Peter Fashua and his running mate, Mrs Racheal Ajayi would contest the October 10 governorship election.
He noted that that the party is strong enough to win the election, saying that it does not need to enter into an alliance with the All Progressives Congress, APC, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, or Zenith Labour Party, ZLP.
Ogunbameru, however, asked members of the party to move their campaigns to their wards and units, in order to ensure victory for the party.
He said: ”The SDP will not go into any alliance with either the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or any other political parties in the elections.
“I want to reiterate this and sound it clear for everyone that we remain loyal members of the SDP and we have only one candidate for the Ondo governorship election in the person of Peter Fashua.
“At no time did we enter into an alliance with any candidate or form any alliance with any other political party. “There are rumours that the SDP has collapsed its structure to another party and collaborating with another candidate in the forthcoming governorship election.
“This is not true but we want to tell the world that the SDP has a candidate in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State. “The party is contesting in the election and come rain, or shine, we are mobilising for our party, we are not working or collaborating with another party
“The name of our candidate is Peter Fashua while the running mate is Mrs. Racheal Ajayi. We want the public to disregard the rumour that we are working for a particular party.
“We are not collaborating with APC or collapsing our structure for PDP or ZLP. We cannot collapse our structure with any other party and why should we collapse our structure with any other party, when we remain a party to beat in any election.
“Judging from the last local government election results where we came second. We are a threat to the ruling APC government in the state, this is due to the rising popularity and strength of the party in the state.”