OrderPaperToday – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday confirmed Senator Buruji Kashamu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state for forthcoming general elections.
This was made known in the final list of gubernatorial candidates released by the commission.
Before now, there were two contenders, Ladi Adebutu and Kashamu representing different factions for the seat.
While the PDP national secretariat has insisted that Adebutu is its candidate and handed over the party’s flag to him last year, Kashamu has continued to parade himself as the authentic flagbearer of the party.
Despite the judgment of a Court of Appeal in favour of Adebutu, Kashamu, a prominent senate back bencher, made the final list for the party.
Meanwhile, Mr. Reuben Abati was listed Kashamu’s running mate.
When OrderPaperNG contacted the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologodiyan, for a reaction, he said a response would be communicated at a later time.