Ogun PDP Crisis Ends As Kashamu Drums Support For Adebutu

The crisis in the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems to have ended after Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, called on his supporters to work with Ladi Adebutu ahead of the governorship election in the state.

Kashamu and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the party in the state. In December, a court of appea sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, had reserved judgment in a case involving both politicians.

While the party recognises Adebutu, Kashamu had vowed to fight the case to the very end.

However, Kashamu, in a statement on Thursday, has directed his supporters and associates to work with members of Adebutu group in the interest of the party.

“It is true we are in court. But, we are hopeful that the issues will be resolved sooner than later. However, in the overall interest of the party, it is better and wiser for us to work together as members of the same family pending the resolution of the issues in court,” he said.

“We may have had our disagreements and issues, and have submitted them to the court for adjudication; yet, we have been talking to one another.

“We reckon that whichever way it goes, the court cannot bring about genuine reconciliation and peace. So, we have resolved to be agents of peace and reconciliation. Let us put aside our ego, prejudices and personal interests, and work together for the Party – in the hope that whoever carries the day will work for the Party, its members and the generality of the people.

“It is in the light of the foregoing that I wish to formally and publicly urge all my leaders, elders and supporters to work with the Lado group within the Ogun State chapter of the PDP ahead of February 16 and March 2, 2019 elections. Irrespective of our differences, we are members of the same family. At the end, it is the party that wins; not any individual or group.”

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