A former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, said yesterday that he is not interested in the 2019 governorship contest in Oyo State.

Prof. Adedoja ‎who contested the office of PDP national chairman during the December 2017 national convention of the party, said in a statement yesterday that he preferred to use his political experience to build the PDP in the state.

“‎I have turned down the requests by some PDP stakeholders in Oyo State to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state because I want to make sacrifice for the development of the party.

“I prefer to be one of the key stakeholders and builders of our great party for a cohesive front for democracy to survive,” he said.

The ex-minister had after the PDP’s convention took the party to court for declaring that he scored no vote after allegedly omitting his name on the ballot papers. He later withdrew the suit because of intense pressure from various stakeholders.



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