The senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kasamu, has described the support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Uche Secondus for the governorship candidacy of Hon. Ladi Adebutu as strange.
Kashamu, who spoke in Lagos at the weekend against the backdrop of claims that he had withdrawn from the Ogun State governorship race, said his interest was for the PDP to emerge victorious in the March 2 poll.
He said: “It is strange that the national leadership of the PDP- led by Prince Uche Secondus is claiming that Ladi (Adebutu) is the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ogun despite that he emerged through an illegal process.
“The PDP leaders are the ones making a mistake. They are respectable people but there are no two governorship candidates of the PDP in Ogun.
“It is the exco of Adebayo that is known to the law and that is why INEC is relating with his exco.”
He said based on existing court judgment, he remained the PDP governorship candidate in Ogun State.
He urged his supporters to remain steadfast and keep hope alive.
Kashamu said: “I have never issued any statement that I stepped down for Adebutu. What I said was we should all join hands and work together for the victory of the party.
“If the court rules that Ladi is the candidate eventually, I will work for him and if the court upholds my victory, I expect him to work for me.
“But the most important thing is that we should all work together for the victory of the PDP.”
The senator added the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recognises him as the governorship candidate of the party in the state.
He said he would gladly allow his supporters work for Adebutu if the court rules against him.
“I will not step down unless the court rules otherwise,” he said.