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Oyo SDP picks woman as Ayorinde's running mate.

AHEAD of the 2019 gubernatorial election, the Oyo state chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has picked an educationist, Mrs Mufidat Adenike Gariba, as its deputy governorship candidate

A statement by the party on Sunday said the SDP picked Mrs Gariba following comprehensive consultations with leaders and stakeholders within and outside the party in the state.

'The elders caucus of the party, after series of serious deliberations, brainstorming and wide consultations finally agreed that Mufidat Gariba should be the running mate of Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN).

'The party has absolute confidence and belief that the combination of the duo will win the February gubernatorial election.

'Mrs Mufidat Adenike Gariba, came highly recommended and widely endorsed', the statement said, adding that stakeholders all agreed that without any iota of doubt, the Bolaji - Mufidat combination is the path that would lead to success in the forthcoming elections.

'Mufidat's life and beliefs are guided by her strong Islamic faith which has been her foundation all her life,' the statement said.

Also, the governorship candidate, Chief Ayorinde (SAN), said he is happy that the party in the state has picked a woman as his running mate.

'She is bringing into the ticket a gender balance which is very important to the party and the all-inclusive style of governance now introduced by SDP in Oyo state. She is an acknowledged community leader and she also comes from a very strong academic environment,' Ayorinde said.

Born in September 1962, to the family of the late Alhaji AbdulGaniy Isola, an Ogbomoso born businessman and madam Amudalat Isola. She is married to Mr Edison Y. Gariba.

According to the statement, she obtained her Masters degree from the University of Ibadan, Oyo state while she had her degree in B. ed Social Studies from the University of Ado - Ekiti, Ekiti state and Osun College of Education, Osun State.

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Publication:Nigerian Tribune (Oyo State, Nigeria)
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Date:Nov 11, 2018
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