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Tension In Ogun PDP As Adebutu Emerges Winner Of Another Guber Primary 

Hon Ladi Adebutu

May 26, (THEWILL) – Tension is brewing in the Ogun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, emerged the winner of the party’s gubernatorial primary election in state.

This was coming hours after a former spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation was declared winner of PDP’s governoship primary at the Nigeria Union of Journalist Secretariat (NUJ), Abeokuta.

Adebutu, while being declared winner of the party’s gubernatorial ticket at the election held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), at the venue approved by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), polled 714 votes out of the 716 accredited delegates.

The ex-house of rep member defeated his rivals who are: Jimi Lawal, Segun Showunmi, and Abodunrin Abimbola, at the primary, where the party’s NWC Election Committee were present to monitor the election in the state.

The primary Committee Chairman, Professor Akase Sorkaa; the secretary, Engr. Hassan Husaine; Aliyu Mohammed, Abigael Molme, Hon. Wisdom Ivo, were members of the National party leadership from Abuja, who conducted and monitored the primary where Adubutu emerged winner.

Addressing newsmen shortly after being declared as winner of the election witnessed by official of the Independent Electoral Commission, Adebutu, who expressed joy at his victory, thanked the delegates for voting for him, noting that a new dawn has come for Ogun State.

He said that PDP would combat hunger, insecurity and bring in more industrialisation, as well as invest in hospitals and socio-economic sector of the state, if he is elected the governor come 2023.

There is a big problem, the first is the problem of hunger in the land. We must go back to agriculture, thank God Ogun State is extensively a rural community, there shall be dignity of labour.

“Let us retool and get commissioned for being a gateway state. All the industries are leaving Ota because the present government has failed. We shall provide electricity and those industries will stay. We shall think and do things differently.

“When you have trustworthy government, the private sector will bring money into governance. The private sector should build roads and transfer them to government, the government revenue should be invested in hospitals and socio-economic sector not on road infrastructure”, he added.