By AKilani Abdullah
Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu has urged his faction of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state to support Oladipupo Adebutu, who is recognised by the national leadership.
The Senator who dropped his governorship ambition directed all his supporters and associates to work with members of the Adebutu group “in the overall interest of the party”.
Recall that Adebutu had been locked in a supremacy battle with Senator Kashamu over the control of the state party structure and the Ogun State PDP governorship ticket.
Kashamu in a statement on Thursday said the decision is for the overall interest of the party as it is only in unity that the PDP members can stand tall together.
The statement read, “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. 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.”