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Kashamu-Adebutu controversy deepens as PDP factions disagree over authenticity

- The controversy between the two factions of PDP in Ogun state has worsened with fresh disagreement from both sides
- The two factions recently stated that their governorship candidates, Senator Buruji Kashamu and Ladi Adebutu, remain the eligible flagbearer of the party
- The spokesperson for Adebayo Dayo-led faction and Sunday Solarin, secretary-general of the Ladi Adebutu democratic organisation, however, spoke on the leadership tussle
The controversy between the two factions of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state has taken another dimension as Austin Oniyokor as well as Ladi Adebutu appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
Oniyokor, spokesperson for the Adebayo Dayo-led faction while Solarin, secretary-general of the Ladi Adebutu democratic organisation spoke about PDP leadership tussle in the state.
The two factions recently insisted that their governorship candidates in the coming elections, Senator Buruji Kashamu and Ladi Adebutu, remain the eligible flagbearer of the party.
On the procedures of selecting a candidate, Oniyokor argued that there was no part of the PDP Constitution which stated that governorship candidates must obtain nomination forms from the party’s national secretariat.
Oniyokor said Senator Kashamu obtained his form from the electoral umpire and the party’s secretariat in the state and thus, he was the authentic PDP candidate to contest the governorship election.
He quoted the party’s constitution as saying, “Section 25 of the PDP constitution says that there shall be a State Party Congress which shall consist of (a) the state chairman which shall be the chairman, and the functions of that Congress include among others; to elect the governorship candidate of the party."
On his part, Solarin said it was out of place for a group of people to come together in the name of PDP in Ogun and produce a candidate without the consent of the national leadership.
He said: “The primary that they said they organised, they sold forms. Why did they sell forms to party members when they know that purchase of forms was not part of the process?”
“I’m yet to even come to terms that Senator Kashamu is a gubernatorial candidate of the party because even the primary that they said they conducted, he did not participate in that primary.”
Oniyokor responded that Kashamu emerged their candidate after the initial winner of the primary held by the faction, Leke Shittu, withdrew from the race.


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