Stop day dreaming, bring Adebutu home to face charges - Ogun APC tells PDP National Body - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Stop day dreaming, bring Adebutu home to face charges - Ogun APC tells PDP National Body

The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives  Congress (APC), has described as “day dreaming and wishful thinking”, the remarks credited to the National Organising Secretary of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umar Bature, that his party will win its case at the Ogun Governorship Election  Petition  Tribunal, currently  sitting in Abeokuta.
Bature, while addressing a recent meeting of PDP stakeholders in Abuja, which was boycotted  by notable leaders, governors and former governors, sued for peace within the troubled party and remarked that the party will win its petitions at some state tribunals, including Ogun.

But reacting through a statement released in Abeokuta, signed by its State Assistant Publicity  Secretary, Olusola Ogunsanya Blessed, the APC described Bature as a " day dreamer, saying that he is apparently not in consonant with reality on ground.”

The APC said in the statement: “Perhaps the national body of the PDP has not been properly briefed  and has not availed itself of the available information world wide  on what transpired in Ogun State during  the last  governorship election, where the state chapter of PDP and its governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, threw caution to the wind, by indulging in  unprecedented vote buying and other financial and electoral malpractices that have not been witnessed in the history of Nigeria.

"The illegal use of preloaded 200,000 Verve ATM Cards credited with N10,000 each totaling N2 billion naira could best be described as an affront to the electoral laws and great insult to the sensibility of the  vulnerable voters " , the Statement added.

For the avoidance of doubt, the  PDP’s Adebutu has shunned police invitation since he sneaked  out of the country in April, claiming to be sick and that only his doctor will determine when he will return, even when a recent video showed the fugitive partying away in a London night club. The video has not been denied till date. Adebutu has also failed to answer to the charges of vote buying and money laundering preferred against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

"Our advice to the PDP Organising Secretary is to stop chasing shadows, but to contact its 'run-away' gubernatorial flagbearer in Ogun State to return home and face the consequences of his electoral  offence albeit his wobbly case at the election petition tribunal". 

"We urge PDP in unequivocal  terms to urge  Ladi Adebutu to  provide  answers  to the  charges of electoral fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and breaches  of Nigerian Constitution and the Electoral  Act preferred against him by the Federal Government.

“That is what is expected of a decent, law-abiding political party and not unnecessary grandstanding and self-adulation and deceit”

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