Ogunbiyi was defeated by Ademola Adeleke in the 2018 Primaries of the PDP and recently withdrew from the race for the 2022 Osun PDP governorship primaries again.
Ogunbiyi while addressing a press conference in Osogbo on Monday cited the National Secretariat barriers and planned violence against his supporters on Tuesday as the reason for his withdrawal.
“It is a very difficult decision for me because of the amount of investment and the hope that my personality and leadership would have given to Osun State.”
“But when you have an umpire who is so biased to the extent of planning with the other group, what can you do?”
Senator Iyorcha Ayu has agreed to work with Ademola Adeleke and I am being told that I shouldn’t waste my money and we did everything possible. I can only come to the conclusion to withdraw from the race.”
The Mutual Assurance owner was defeated in 2018 and denied a PDP ticket also in 2022, a major blow to his political career.