Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate Simmer Sandhu introduced he’s stepping down in a tweet Wednesday night, referring to “allegations anonymously made in opposition to me pertaining to each my work life and my nomination marketing campaign.”
Sandhu, who didn’t element the allegations, mentioned he denies them and can “vigorously” defend himself and his status, however mentioned he feels it’s unattainable to proceed as PC candidate in Brampton East.
“This election is just too necessary to get caught up within the points surrounding anyone individual,” Sandhu mentioned within the tweet.
PC chief Doug Ford didn’t touch upon the resignation at a Mississauga rally happening because the News broke however the get together issued an announcement.
“In mild of the investigation into Simmer Sandhu, he felt it was needed to face down as a candidate and we accepted his resignation,” mentioned Ford marketing campaign spokeswoman Melissa Lantsman.
“We’re dedicated to working a powerful marketing campaign in Brampton East and electing an Ontario PC MPP on June seventh. We’re excited to announce Sudeep Verma because the Ontario PC Candidate in Brampton East.”
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