Ogun Labour party has denounced the adoption of the ADC gubernatorial candidate Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka as its gubernatorial candidate in the election billed for March 2nd.
This is coming four days after a faction of the Labour Party in Ogun state led by Biodun Owolabi as chairman and Sunday Ogini as the secretary announced the endorsement of GNI as its gubernenorial candidate.
The National Chairman Alhaji AbdulKabir AbdulSalaam denounced the adoption on Tuesday at the NUJ Secretariat, Abeokuta.
In a swift reaction, the Director of Media and Publicity for GNI campaign organization, Bolaji Adeniji said his proprietor will not join issues with the party adding that reacting will only amount to a dirty fight.
AbdulSalaam represented by the party National Legal Adviser, Barrister Oyelekan Akingbade, said the party has its gubernatorial candidate, Modupeola Sanyaolu adding that any other adoption is not authentic. far as the party is concerned both at the State level and National level, the party has its own gubernatorial candidate known as Mrs Modupeola Sanyaolu and other candidates for various elective posts which the party has forwarded their names to INEC.
“The National Chairman is solidly behind the authentic party chairman in the state, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi and will not accept any form of endorsement by some individuals who are not members of the party,” Akingbade said.
On his part, the labour party chairman in Ogun state, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi described the adoption as ‘despiracy of GNI and an illegal attempt to win election at all costs.’
Arabambi said, “it’s now crystal clear that the said Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka whom we learnt was the candidate of ADC in Ogun state is very desperate at the moment and his desperate situation makes him do desperate things illegally in order to win election at all cost even if there is a breach of public peace.
“It is obvious that Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka lacks political and economic intellectuals to govern a sophisticated state like Ogun with his comical adoption as emergency entertainer governorship candidate of the year by those not known to the national working committee of Labour party.
“Such desperate actions amounted to coup plot against a constituted National leadership of a political party and Labour party will use all lawful means to bring Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka and those illegal scavengers to book so that they can pay for their sin against the constitution”.
Meanwhile, the Director of Media and Publicity for GNI campaign organization, Bolaji Adeniji said GNI will not respond to the claims of Arabambi.
Bolaji in a statement said, “the purported Labour Party Chairman, Abayomi Arabambi deserves the pity of all reasonable men in Ogun State. His antecedents precede him and Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka would not join issues with such a fellow; as that will amount to our principal descending from the height of nobility into the mud just to wrestle a swine.
“Whatever he has said amount to the nebulous effusions of a political merchant; which is not anchored on any values or modicum of truth. Within the space of months, his faction of the Labour Party and openly fraternized and scooped off pecuniary benefits from GNI, Ladi Adebutu and most recently, Ibikunle Amosun. As a campaign organisation, we shall not dignify him with any official response because it is is not worth it.
“We are focused on our campaigns and not distracted by political merchant and professional blackmailers.”