The disaster rocking the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) took a brand new twist on Friday because the Hon. Ladi Adebutu’s faction took over the occasion’s secretariat from loyalists of late Senator Buruji Kashamu.
DAILY POST reviews that the takeover of the occasion secretariat in Abeokuta is coming lower than a month after the demise of Kashamu, whose loyalists have been occupying the constructing for nearly 5 years.
It will likely be recalled that the 2 factions had earlier held parallel congresses to elect new state govt officers of the occasion.
The Adebutu faction has Hon. Sikirulahi Ogundele as its State Chairman, whereas the Kashamu faction is headed by Hon. Samson Bamgbose.
DAILY POST reviews that Adebutu and his group have the backing of the Uche Secondus-led PDP Nationwide Working Committee.
However, the late Senator Kashamu and his followers relied on a 2016 courtroom judgement to conduct their congresses with out the enter of the PDP NWC.
The group stated, “in keeping with the judgement of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Lagos, in Swimsuit No. FHC/L/CS/636/2016, the PDP Ward, Native Authorities and State Congresses have been held in Ogun State on the seventh of March, twenty first of March and third of April 2020 respectively.”
Akinloye Bankole, the Publicity Secretary of the Adebutu PDP faction has confirmed the brand new improvement to our correspondent.
In accordance with Akinloye, “the secretariat was handed over to the state Chairman, Alh. Sikirulahi Ogundele, on Friday afternoon by the (Ogun State) Commissioner of Police on the directions of the IGP.”
Reacting, Hon. Samson Bamgbose, the Chairman of the Kashamu faction of the PDP in Ogun, frowned at what he termed the “unlawful takeover” of the occasion secretariat on Friday, saying the motion will probably be reversed in the end.
A press release issued on Friday by Bamgbose quoted him as saying that it was, “most annoying that in a democracy, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Mr. Edward Awolowo Ajogun, may enable himself and the Command to help and abet some dissidents to invade and forcibly take over our Get together Secretariat in flagrant disregard for legitimate and subsisting orders and judgements of courts.”
Whereas urging his loyalists to stay law-abiding, Bamgbose expressed confidence that the motion could be reversed in the end.
“We want to implore our teeming supporters and occasion devoted to stay calm, understanding that this illegality like others earlier than it won’t stand the take a look at of time and the regulation,” he stated.