Saturday 8 December 2018

Ogun PDP Gov Ticket: Kashamu Attacks Secondus, Says He Remains Party’s Candidate

The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu, on Saturday said the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, should be held responsible “for breach of public peace and safety should there be a breakdown of the law and order in Ogun State” before the 2019 general elections.

The senator, who is the Ogun State governorship candidate of the Adebayo Dayo-led PDP faction raised the alarm in a statement in his response to Secondus’ presentation of the Ogun State PDP governorship flag to a member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Oladipupo Adebutu, in Abuja, on Friday.

The senator insisted that he remained the candidate of the party for the election and that the courts and the Independent National Electoral Commission had recognised him.

Kashamu said, “The desperation showed by Secondus is only typical of a mercenary who is hell-bent on delivering on the job he has been paid to do.

“His latest action was done in utter disregard to the party’s constitution and subsisting judgment of the courts – from the High Court to the Supreme Court – which the Independent National Electoral Commission has since complied with.

“It is a sad commentary on our democratic institutions that the National Chairman of our party, Uche Secondus, could preside over such a disgraceful exercise because he could not do it at the South-West zonal rally held on Thursday seeing the trouble such an illegal act could have caused.

“The shame is on Secondus and his co-travellers because they had to run to Abuja where they purportedly presented the Party’s flag to the impostor in an office whereas such an event is usually done openly and with fanfare.

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