Ogun PDP Crisis: All Aggrieved Factions Have Decided To Work For Ladi Adebutu’s Victory In 2023
The two aggrieved factions of Samson Bamgbose, and Segun Seriki led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State have decided to bury the hatchet to support the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Ladi Adebutu.
Naija News reports that their decision to work for Adebutu’s victory in the forthcoming elections follows the affirmation of Adebutu’s candidacy as the governorship candidate of the party by an Appeal Court barely a week ago.
The Appeal Court sitting in Ibadan set aside a September 27 judgement of a Federal High Court in Abeokuta that nullified the primary elections of the PDP in Ogun secured by Bamgbose, Seriki and others in their camp.
The Court of Appeal in its judgement of November 28 affirmed the candidacy of Adebutu and other candidates of the PDP in the state.
Naija News learnt that following the judgement, Seriki in a statement titled ‘The Time For Purposeful Unification Of Ogun PDP Is Now’ said there were “multiple infractions in the polity of the Ogun State PDP as credible justifications for disagreements culminating into recent litigations.”
According to him, after the recent Appeal court judgements, and with the general election inching close, “any litigation into next year, no matter the desirable justifications, would put our teeming supporters undeservedly at avoidable disadvantages too enormous to be worthy of whatever logic adduced.”
Seriki disclosed that on December 5 a meeting was held with party elders, exco members and candidates’ that emerged under the Samson Bamgbose-led state exco and it was decided that “where the above position of unification for electoral victory was discussed and resolved to enable the emergence of the widely sort after a change into a PDP government by the good people of Ogun state.”
He submitted that “Consequently, we hereby decide to discontinue all litigations in which my people and I are involved forthwith. We shall therefore recognise all PDP candidates as declared by NWC of our great party and work assiduously for their victory.
“Therefore, the constructive engagement with the Ogun state PDP gubernatorial candidate, Hon(Dr) Oladipupo Adebutu, which through some emissaries; he also had been desirous of, has thereafter been promptly initiated.
“Our decision is sincerely aimed at ensuring that PDP as the close-knitted political family that we are, should win this war to liberate the good people of Ogun state from current avoidable public administration adversity into enhanced socio-economic emancipation and progressive governance.
“We seek not to be part of anything that would ever make Ogun PDP loose again, as it is in victory therein lies benefits for all and sundry.”