The civil war in Ogun State PDP that started as a result of the governorship primaries appears to have ended as lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu reconciled with Ladi Adebutu who the National executive of the party supports.
Kashamu has formally directed all his supporters and associates to work with members of the Ladi Adebutu group within the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Adebutu had been locked in a supremacy battle Senator Kashamu over the control of the state party structure and the Ogun State PDP governorship ticket. Kashamu, along with Reuben Abati as running mate, had laid claim to being the authentic candidates of the party.
In a statement, the Ogun East senator said it was better for the contending groups to work and win together – in the overall interest of the party.
As the saying goes, “united we stand; divided we fall”. It is only in unity that we can stand tall together. “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.”