Chief Fredrick Fasheun
The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has disowned its National Chairman, Chief Fredrick Fasheun, for endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking through its Ogun State gubernatorial candidate, Prince Rotimi Paseda, and the National Organising Secretary, Dr.Ola Olateju, the party said “the endorsement represents the opinion of Dr.Fasheun and not that of the party.”
“Dr Fasheun is not representing the party. He is on his own and he can never force any candidate down the throat of the party,” Prince Paseda said.
He said: “The party is not ready to work either with the APC or the PDP because the two candidates are the same.
“Their common ideology does not represent that of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. I’m an Awoist to the core. I’m ready to implement the UPN’s free education programme at all levels in Ogun State, among other programmes.”
The UPN gubernatorial candidate, who described the policies of the incubent governor of Ogun State as too elitist, also promised to run a government with human face, if elected into the office.
Dr Ola Olateju said Frederick Fasheun, Gani Adams, Ayo Adebanjo, Senator Femi Okunronmu and the entire Afenifere leadership only expressed their personal opinions on President Jonathan which did not translate into the common preference of the Yoruba.
Recently, the National Chairman of the UPN, Dr.Fredrick Fasheun, Gani Adams, Dr. Kunle Olajide of Yoruba Unity Group, Yinka Odumakin and others met in Ondo State to endorse President Jonathan and insist on the the implementation of the National Conference report.