Members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun on Wednesday elected Mr Munirudeen Atanda as their candidate for the September 22 governorship election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the party primary, which took place at the SDP Secretariat on Gbongan Road, Osogbo, was held amid tight security.
Although a former deputy governor in the state, Sen. Iyiola Omisore, was also listed as an aspirant on the ballot paper, he and his supporters did not participate in the exercise.
Chief Ademola Ishola, the SDP Chairman in the state, told party members after the exercise to disregard the insinuation that another faction of the party exists in the state.
Ishola also called for dedication from members, urging them to reach out to residents of the state to support SDP in the governorship election.
The primary election was witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA).