The National body of the Peoples Democratic Party has announced that it would punish Senator Buruji Kashamu, who recently declared himself the Ogun State PDP guber candidate. PDP has subsequently announced that its guber candidate is Ladi Adebutu.
In a recent press release available to Today’s Echo, the PDP rebuked attempt by Kashamu to impose himself as candidate illegitimately. It also accused him of being an agent of the APC, trying to destabilize PDP.
The statement reads:
“Ogun Guber: Senator Kashamu Buruji is a desperate paid agent of anti-democratic forces working in cohorts with the APC to cause confusion, trigger violence and bloodletting in the 2019 general election and derail our hard-earned democracy.”
They also accused Kashamu of printing and selling fake PDP nomination forms and conducting phony guber primaries in Ogun State under the flag of PDP.
“Sen. Buruji is an interloper & impostor, who will soon face prosecution for printing & selling fake PDP nomination forms to members of the public, in violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act & the PDP constitution, which vest such powers only on the NWC”
“Sen. Buruji will also face the law for conducting phony guber primary in Ogun state, with the name & colors of the PDP, an activity which only the NWC has the powers to conduct & which it had done after which it submitted the name of our guber candidate, Adebutu to INEC. ”
“It is instructive to note that under the Electoral Act and the PDP constitution, only the National Working Committee, and no other organ of the party at the national or state level, is empowered to submit a governorship candidate to INEC”
“We therefore urge all security agencies and Nigerians in general to note that Senator Buruji is the aggressor and directly hold him responsible for any breakdown of law and order, since he has given a hint into such inclination by his violent outbursts and threats.”