Honourable Oladipupo Adeleke Adebutu has won the Governorship Primary of People Democratic Party in Ogun state unopposed at the event that took place at Olusegun Okikiola Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Speaking at the event, the Leader of the Representatives of the party’s National Working Committee, Rtd. Captain William Mark Hart expressed his pleasure to party delegates for the smooth conduct and huge turn out for the primaries of party.
Hart who jokingly asked the delegates that those in support of the candidature of Adebutu to signify by saying ye and the multitude gathered shouted ye!. No one said nay. He told them it was easy to conclude the primary with the chorus of ye but his team had to follow the constitutional procedures as laid down by the party.
His team started with verification of delegates. A total of 2,369 delegates were accredited. This was to be followed by distribution of ballot and voting, and at the end of it Honourable Ladi Adebutu got 2,369 votes winning the total number of accredited delegates.
Honourable Adebutu who is presently Chairman of Committee, House of Representatives began his acceptance speech as the candidate of PDP with Christian ministration declared that his gratitude was to God Almighty God who he stated remained his fortress. Additionally, he poured encomiums on leaders of the party and particularly the Chairman of the party who he described as one of the best Nigerian.
” Alhaji Sikirulaihi Ogundele has been resolute, hard working and highly resourceful. He is fearless, daring, confident, bold. I believe if we have many like him the world have developed more than where the country currently is”, he stressed.
Honourable Adebutu said with his victory at the party Primary means development for the state, saying that he had sent signalled to the people of Ogun state in respect of the lofty plans his party has already mapped out for the state with the donation of transformers to a number of communities.
He disclosed that his party has distinctively carved out programmes and projects for the state and not like APC who came to power without a clear cut programmes for the people of the state. ” We have a well laid out blue print of the programmes and projects of our administration”, he stressed.
Adebutu who disclosed that his party would pick his running mate from Ogun West added that the choice of candidate, whether young or old, male or female would be determined by the leadership of his party and not by him.
He said his party would address all round development which will include amongst others; Agriculture, ICT, small scale business, empowerment of women and also evolved genuine development initiatives that would improve the lots of the people of Ogun state.
The Chairman of the PDP in Ogun state, Alhaji Sikirulaihi Ogundele stated he owed the success of the primary to the leadership of the party, the loyal party members who have rewarded Honourable Adebutu for his good deeds to the people by voting massively for him.
Ogundele charged members of the party that it was not Ohuru as they had to work assiduously to oust the incumbent Party, APC which he described as purposeless and aimless. “APC during their seven years of misrule have subjected the people of Ogun state to untold hardship and pain and so must be removed”, he emphasised