The lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu has cleared the air on rumours making round that he has stepped down from the governorship race in Ogun state.
Kashamu made this clarification through his media aide, Austine Oniyorko saying he has not stepped down as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the state. .
He denied conceding the PDP governorship ticket to a member of house of representatives in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu .
The media aide stated this on Friday while featuring on a live radio programme on Sweet 107.1 FM in Abeokuta which was monitored by PLATFORM TIMES reporter .
Both Kashamu and Adebutu have been in court to wrestle for the party governorship ticket ahead of March 2, 2019 .
But, as at the moment of filing this report , the Independent National Electoral Commission has recognised Kashamu as the PDP governorship flag bearer in the state .
Oniyorkor also explained that ,the recent statement sent to the media did not state that his principal has stepped down but centered on promoting unity.
Oniyorkor also added that, the statement was a directive to the supporters and political associates of Kashamu to work together with members of other faction within the party .
He words ” there was nowhere he used step down in the statement . The statement urged his supporters to work together with supporters of Adebutu and others to deliver the party in the coming elections in the state
“Kashamu’s name is still with the INEC . INEC has not withdrawn his name form the list .
” The order to work together with other aggrieved members of the party hiven by Kashamu is for the overall interest of the party to win .
“If it means working together with the aggrieved members of the party, will make the party win, we will not mind.
“The issue of stepping down for Adebutu does not arise, because we are still in court over the party governorship ticket”.