Ladi Adebutu has explained why he is unhappy with Senator Buruji Kashamu, who is also a member of the PDP.
The Federal lawmaker representing Ogun East I Constituency at the House of Representatives made this known in a recent interview.
Adebutu said: “In fairness and without any fear of contradiction, Senator Buruji Kashamu has been unfaithful to everybody and not only the party.”
Continuing, Adebutu said: “By virtue of centralization, magnanimity and benevolence to the party, we ended up with his candidature, but the most important thing is that he has not been faithful in Ogun East senatorial district.
“We believe in investigating matters that have to do with integrity and honesty of purpose by some persons, irrespective of their status or financial clout. This is because, we have in the past, had great and committed leaders like Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Bisi Onabanjo, Otunba Gbenga Daniel from the constituency, who lived up to their billings.
“So when the matter of integrity and transparency came up against Senator Kashamu, we were surprised and awestruck when the issue of his indictment in the USA became his albatross,” Kashamu explained.
Adebutu further disclosed that despite all opportunities given to the Senator to clear his name, he remained unruffled leaving the party at his mercy.
“To give him fairness and balance without any bias, we confronted him on the propriety or otherwise of the allegation. He told us that it was just the imagination of his political enemies and adversaries, and we believed him.
“He also promised us that immediately he becomes a Senator, he will go to the United States of America and clear himself of the damning allegation, but as at today, as I speak with you, he is yet, as far as we are concerned with available information at our disposal, to fulfill that promise which he made on his own volition without any duress.
“By this we believe we had inadvertently fallen to the antics of a person of seemingly of questionable character. That is one of the issues we have with him, because he did not fulfil his promise.” Adebutu said.
Adebutu however maintained a sealed lip on the insinuation that his battle for the soul of Ogun PDP was in connection with his aim to contest for the state’s Governor in 2019.
He said: “As an eligible citizen, I am eminently qualified to contest for any office, and it is still within my inalienable right as a good citizen. Let's just leave it at that for now,” he said.