Dosumu, Pearse, drop governorship ambition for Obanikoro

Musiliu Obanikoro

Two governorship aspirants under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ade Dosumu and Adetokunbo Pearse, have dropped their governorship ambition to support a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.

According to Taofik Gani, who is the Lagos state publicity secretary of PDP, Messrs Dosumu and Pearse have dropped their ambition and are teaming up with Mr. Obanikoro due to the former minister’s passionate bid to win the state for the party.

“Yes, both Mr. Dosumu and Mr Pearse are no longer governorship aspirants” he told PREMIUM TIMES over the phone. Meanwhile, Mr. Obanikoro’s public declaration to run for the Lagos governorship election has been rescheduled to next week Tuesday.

The declaration, which was earlier slated for Friday, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, was moved due to President Goodluck Jonathan’s scheduled visit to the Southwest this weekend.

“In light of latest developments of a scheduled visit by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Southwest and most pressingly, the decision by INEC to resume the issuance of the Permanent Voters Card, PVC, in areas like Alimosho, Agege, Epe, etc, the Koro Campaign Organisation (KCO) has decided to postpone the declaration” Mr. Obanikoro’s spokesperson, Ohimai Amaize, said in a statement.

He said the former minister had answered the call of his people to rescue Lagos State from political and economic bondage.

“We are very confident that based on his overwhelming goodwill among the people of Lagos, especially the downtrodden masses, as well as his impeccable record in public service, he is the best prepared for the job”, the statement said.

The declaration event would be themed “Walk With Me” and is expected to be attended by Mr. Obanikoro’s friends, political supporters and special guests.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.