The Senator representing Ogun East senatorial District and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, Buruji Kashamu, has threatened the National Working Committee of the party to either negotiate with his faction or risk losing the state in the 2019 elections.
However, Mr Kashamu, stated that despite the Court of Appeal’s verdict, he remained the party’s candidate in the state.
He said the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Ibadan, which set aside an order by the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, which favoured his faction, had nothing to do with his candidature and flag bearer of the party.
The Senator who affirmed his belief in the Rule of Law, noted that the current battle between his faction and others, was not about is personal interest but about the interest of his millions of supporters and other who believed in him and what he stands for: justice and fairness.
Mr Kashamu expressed his disappointment for the role being played by the party national leaders, disclosing that the only thing that would be their benefit in 2019 election if they didn’t change their approach and tactics would be failure.
“What the party should have done was to mediate between the feuding parties with a view to finding a lasting solution to the crisis. If the party was interested in winning in the state, it should be seen trying to bring the feuding parties together rather than taking sides with one against the other.
“Other factions’ party candidate, Ladi Adebutu, is not my match; the battle is not between Adebutu and I but some people within and outside the state who are not comfortable with my popularity in South West,” he said.