The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to Segun Showunmi, Jimi Lawal and other aspirants who lost out in the Ogun State PDP primary elections to work with Hon. Ladi Adebutu and other winners.
DAILY POST reports that Adebutu on Wednesday polled 714 votes to defeat Showunmi Lawal and Abodunrin Abimbola, and thereby emerged as the PDP governorship candidate in Ogun.
In a statement made available to DAILY POST by the PDP Publicity Secretary in Ogun State, Akinloye Bankole, the party said it wishes to “extend an honest hand of fellowship to all loyal members of the party who lost out, including all those who contested but lost in the gubernatorial primary to Hon. Adebutu, to remain and work in total harmony with the party and its elected candidates to reposition the party for electoral successes in the coming rounds of general elections.”
According to Bankole, the Ogun PDP “congratulates Hon. (Dr.) Oladipupo Adebutu on his emergence as the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the 2023 general election.”
The party also congratulated other elected candidates, while appreciating party members, leaders, loyal supporters, the electoral committees on the “successful conduct of all primary elections in Ogun State.”
In the same vein, the party saluted the unrelenting courage of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, gentlemen of the press, officers of all security agencies and indeed, other relevant stakeholders “as they displayed high level of uncompromising professionalism in the discharge of their statutory duties during the exercises.”
The spokesman maintained that the PDP had shown that it was the only democratic political organization in the country.
This, he said, has been undoubtedly reinforced by the peaceful, credible and transparent conduct of the Party’s primaries.
“We, therefore, call on the ruling APC government to begin to number its days in the government house as our great party is adequately, more than ever before, prepared to reactivate a compassionate partnership with the good people of Ogun State in order to put an end to all the agony and undeserved misery which the ruling APC government represents,” he stressed.