The NNPP candidates are Clement Bamigbola, Osun Central Senatorial candidate; Bolaji Akinyode, Osun West Senatorial zone; Olalekan Fabayo and Oluwaseyi Ajayi of Boluwaduro/Ifedayo/Ila, and Ijesa South Federal Constituencies respectively.
They attributed their decision to dump the NNPP presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, for Tinubu to lack of transparency in the running of their party at the national level.
Speaking to journalists, in Osogbo on behalf of other candidates, Bamigbola further said, “In view of the prevailing circumstances within our party and after due consultation and approval of our supporters, we wish to announce and declare our support and endorsement to the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“We are also dismay that most leaders of the party are working for their selfish interest rather than working for a common goal. The unprofessionalism of the National Secretary of the party, Mr Dipo Olayoku, and the South West Zonal Secretary, Mr Tunde Oke, coupled with other inexperienced ones will jeopardise our vision for a new Nigeria.
“On desire to enjoy good governance and dividends of democracy which can be realized under a new Nigeria, can only be found in the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“On this note, we the two senatorial candidates and House of Representatives candidates, while others are still coming to endorse Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for president, we declare our movement today and name the agent of New Nigeria for Asiwaju.”
He said more candidates of the party would also be leaving the party in a couple of weeks to back Tinubu’s ambition.