PDP Factions In Ado-Odo/Ota Reunites, Sends Strong Message To APC, APM, Others
The crises rocking the People’s Democratic Party in Ado-Odo/Ota local government between faction loyal to Buruji Kashamu which is known as ‘Omo-Ilu’ foundation and that loyal to Oladipupo Adebutu, known as ‘Lado’ faction has finally been laid to rest during an event which was held today at the Gan-gan square of the local government to put an end to the feud which had earlier characterized the party.
The reconciliation meeting between the two parties was earlier put together by stakeholders in the party who have agreed to work together regardless of the outcome of the court which is currently justifying the authentic faction of the party in the state.
In an interview with VOA News correspondent, one of the party chieftains, Chief Alani Akinde said that the party had since suffered from its internal crisis which made them concede powers to the ruling party in the state. He however said that the two factions have agreed in principle to work in the interest of the party regardless of the outcome of the court.
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While speaking with VOA News correspondent, Alhaji Kabir Oladipupo Salako and Mr. Monsuru Obey who are the two party Chairmen in the local government lamented that the party had suffered enough from its internal divisions and it is time they reunited in order to chart a common course which is winning the 2019 election in the state.
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The House of Representatives candidate in the party, Alhaji Mustapha Adekunle (Banana) confirmed that the internal division in the party could have dealt a huge blow to his chances. But expressed confidence in his chances as the two factions has now come to terms.
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In a chat with VOA News, one of the party chieftains in Ado-Odo/Ota local government, Hon. Alhaji Tajudeen Aina, expressed his satisfaction towards the reconciliation. He recalled that such division played out in 2011 when former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Otunba Gbenga Daniel had feud for each other, the event which cost the party the gubernatorial seat.
He added that there was no other alternative for Nigerians and most especially in Ogun State other than PDP owning to the hardship which they have been made to face over the past three years from the ruling party. On whether he has confidence in the electoral process, he said though, the ruling party would want to do sharp practices; but himself and other PDP members were prepared to guide their votes very jealously.
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The publicity secretary of the party in the state, Alhaji Malik Ibitoye in an interview with VOA News correspondent, said there was no crises in Ogun state but it was just a little friction between two leading members of the party. He added that PDP was a party to beat in the state and the party remains the most popular party in Ogun State and entire south west. He emphasized that the party would soon have a unification rally in the state.
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