Accomplished journalist and Editor-in- Chief of TheNEWS and PM News, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, has withdrawn from the contest for the All Progressives Congress ticket for Ogun East Senatorial District. Onanuga, who declared his interest last June, is returning to the publishing house he co-founded in 1993.
He announced his withdrawal to the staff of TheNEWS and PM NEWS at a meeting last Friday. Onanuga is the third director of the company to go into politics, following the successful adventures of Idowu Obasa, immediate past chairman of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State; and Senator Babafemi Ojudu, who currently represents Ekiti Central Senatorial District. Onanuga’s withdrawal, said sources, was informed by his displeasure with the way Dapo Abiodun has been brought into the race by Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who is said to be minded to put his loyalists in key positions in 2015.