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PDP Cancels Ogun State Governorship Primary

By Funmilayo Omidiji, Abeokuta – The Ogun State Chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suffered the unexpected in the ongoing nationwide governorship primary, as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Party has cancelled the exercise in the State.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh stated this in a press statement issued Monday in FCT Abuja.

While noting that the primary was not authorised by the party high hierarchy, Chief Metuh confirmed that a new date would be announced later for the South Western State primary voting.

Chief Metuh emphasized that for the avoidance of doubt, the PDP NWC did not endorse the State’s branch of the party to conduct gubernatorial primary, threatening if “any such exercise held in Ogun state” it would be regarded illegal and not recognized.

The State’s chapter of the PDP has also been locked in a tussle especially between the Prince Buruji Kashamu and former House Speaker, Dimeji Bankole camps over the eligibility of the ward congresses held recently and which elected delegates to the primary.

While Kashamu camp endorsed the congresses, Bankole with the backing of the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and National Organizing Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha, ostensibly to ensure Bankole’s governorship interest sail through, rejected the exercise.

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