Two prominent Ogun state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members are reportedly contending for the control of the party in the state.
Senator, Dimeji Bankole trade words over Ogun PDP congress
This is coming on the heels of the announcement of the upcoming PDP congress elections, to be held in February 2016.
Vanguard reportsthat Senator Buruji Kashamu andformer Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole are the two major contenders for the control of the party in the state.
Reports say that Bankole has issued a warning saying “I am still in PDP, if they repeat the same manipulation they did at the last congresses, we will react.”
Adding that “The event in the next few months will determine our actions.”
Also, Buruji, in what seems to be a response, said “the era of sitting in your room and writing the names of the delegates and executive members of the party has gone.”
Adding that “There is no need for any harmonisation of groups, let us not make that mistake. We can only come together after congresses. Let each group bring its candidates and allow voting to be done transparently.”
“But the only thing I cannot do is to sit in my room and start writing names of the delegates and the executives from ward to the state level. It is not possible,” the Senator said.
Dimeji Bankole was elected as the 9th Speaker of the House of Representatives, at the age of 37, making him the youngest speaker, in the history of the Green chambers.
Senator Buruji Kashamu recently survived an alleged plot to extradite him to the United States of America, where he is allegedly wanted for drug related offences.
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