The People’s Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidate in Ogun state, Hon Oladipupo Adebutu has said he won’t be deterred by the desperation of some enemies of the party to hoodwink him in abandoning the governorship ticket which he legitimately won during the last party primary in the state.
According to a statement signed and made available to Global Excellence by Dayo Rufai, Special Adviser on Media, Ladi Adebutu Campaign Organization, Adebutu, speaking on ‘Sunrise Daily’ on Channels Television on Friday, November 2, 2018 in Lagos, stressed that Sen Buruji Kashamu through his purported State Exco led by Engr Bayo Dayo would all work in vain as their antics would soon lead them to political oblivion.
It could be recalled that Sen Buruji Kashamu led faction of the party recently headed for the court in an attempt to arm-twist the judiciary into buying legitimacy for its charade called party primary in the state.
In his own words, Adebutu clarified that, “I’m a member of the PDP constitutionally recognized even by the Supreme court of the land, and backed the National secretariat of the party. The people now fighting desperately to upturn the wishes of the people deliberately refused to participate in the primary, how then could they emerge in a process they didn’t participate in”, Adebutu asked.
Adebutu also disclosed that the national secretariat of the party has been clear and firm on the acceptability and legitimacy of any primary conducted in lines with its rules and regulation.
“The constitution of our great says only the primary conducted and supervised by its officials would be accepted.
“You don’t ‘dash’ people political positions in a democratic process, it must be keenly contested for which informed why former Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel rejected the senatorial position given to him by Buruji Kashamu and his co travelers.
All these litigations here and there orchestrated by Buruji Kashamu and his cohorts are only side attractions and delay tactics. We will soon start our campaign in a grand-style.
I’m not going to leave the party we all labored to build. Forget the insinuations about names in those fictious lists. We will campaign vigorously to make our Presidential hopeful, Atiku Abubakar wins in a landslide victory as well as all candidates on our party platform.”