The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state has said its gubernatorial candidate in the recently concluded general elections, Prince Buruji Kashamu didn’t enter into an alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun who won the March 9 polls.
Daily Trust recalls that Kashamu was the first candidate who conceded defeat and paid congratulatory visit to Abiodun, a development which fuelled speculations that the Senator representing Ogun East had worked for APC during the election.
However, the Deputy state Chairman of the PDP, Bamgbose Samson, told reporters after the state executive meeting in Abeokuta, that it’s not true that Kashamu worked for APC during the election.
Samson also dispelled rumours making the rounds that the PDP Chairman, Engineer Bayo Dayo, had resigned his position, saying the chairman had only travelled out of the country.
At the meeting attended by 35 members and party leaders, names of four executive members were announced to fill the vacant seats.
They are: Sunkanmi Oyejide as the State Publicity secretary; Olusegun Awoyomi (State Organising Secretary); Adewunmi Alabi (Women Leader) and Nike Ejioye as Deputy Women Leader.
Bamgbose blamed the defeat suffered by the party at the last governorship election on a factional governorship candidate of the party, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, who he accused of signing an agreement with the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).
“Fact is fact, opinion is free; you are free to say whatever you like. How could somebody who dished out millions, billions from his personal pocket to achieve a particular aim now agreed to say, let me give it to another person? Buruji is not the kind of person; he is a very liberal person. There is nothing like that.
“You can see what led to the fall of PDP in the last election, Ladi Adebutu about two or three hours to the election, he took his people to join APM, they wrote a communiqué sharing positions. So, you can now see that the originator of that problem is Ladi Adebutu,” the Deputy Chairman said.
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