The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected Senator Buruji Kashamu as its governorship candidate in Ogun State and has insisted on Ladi Adebutu being the flagbearer.
This was contained in a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday following a rally held by the Senator in Ijebu Igbo town in the state.
PDP accused Kashamu of being desperate to destabilise it, describing the rally as “the height of ridicule”.
The party noted that its National Chairman, Uche Secondus, has since handed over the real flag to its “authentic” candidate, Ladi Adebutu.
“Nigerians are aware that Senator Buruji never purchased PDP nomination form; never participated in our governorship primary or in any process related to nomination of governorship candidate of our party or any position whatsoever,” the statement said.
The party also alleged that the senator was being sponsored as an agent to cause confusion among its members in the state.
It urged its supporters in the state to “completely disregard Senator Buruji” and continue in their support for “the PDP governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, who is already coasting to victory.”