The Osun chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has unveiled Rasaq Oyelami Saliu as its gubernatorial candidate on Saturday, July 16, 2022, Osun gubernatorial election.
The affirmation of Saliu who is a physician was done Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at the party's state secretariat in Osogbo.
In the exercise which was witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), delegates from all local government areas affirmed Salliu as the party flagbearer in the gubernatorial election.
In his welcome speech, the chairman of, Primary election electoral committee, Adekunle Abolade, noted that the candidate was carefully selected among three others considering the sensitivity of Osun polity.
Abolade who doubles as NNPP General Secretary described the gubernatorial candidate as a capable, competent, enlightened and educated youth, who has all it takes to liberate the people of Osun from the shackles of backwardness in the comity of states.
According to Abolade, “It is a fact that things are not normal, we need to work together to rescue the state, this is our time as a youth. Youth and women are the real electorates, we must vote and protect our votes.
“Let us go out and tell people that NNPP is the only third force people can reckon with in Osun. Let us preach love and show them that love exists among us."
In his acceptance speech after receiving the party’s flag, Rasaq Oyelami Saliu appreciated the party’s leadership in the state under Tosin Odeyemi for allowing him to be the party’s candidate.
He also promised not to let the party down.
If voted in as the state governor come July 2022, he promised to stop capital flights and encourage indigenes living abroad to come and invest in the state to grow its economy.
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