Ogun PDP Crisis: Kashamu Shelves Sword, Calls For Peace

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Buruji Kashamu, the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State has finally shelved his sword and has called for peace to reign.

Mr Kashamu, lawmaker representing Ogun East at the Senate, had been at Loggerheads with Ladi Adebutu, another factional governorship candidate of the party.

Mr Adebutu was recognised as the party’s candidate at the national level. This did not go down well for the lawmaker who pledged to fight till the end.

While judgement on the matter is been reserved at the Appeal Court, Kashamu, in a statement on Thursday backed down urging his supporters to work with Mr Adebutu for the benefit of the PDP.

“It is true we are in court. But, we are hopeful that the issues will be resolved sooner than later. However, in the overall interest of the party, it is better and wiser for us to work together as members of the same family pending the resolution of the issues in court,” the lawmaker said.

“We may have had our disagreements and issues, and have submitted them to the court for adjudication; yet, we have been talking to one another.

“We reckon that whichever way it goes, the court cannot bring about genuine reconciliation and peace. So, we have resolved to be agents of peace and reconciliation. Let us put aside our ego, prejudices and personal interests, and work together for the Party – in the hope that whoever carries the day will work for the Party, its members and the generality of the people.

“It is in the light of the foregoing that I wish to formally and publicly urge all my leaders, elders and supporters to work with the Ladi group within the Ogun State chapter of the PDP ahead of February 16 and March 2, 2019 elections. Irrespective of our differences, we are members of the same family. At the end, it is the party that wins; not any individual or group,” he added.