The former president’s mission notwithstanding, while the Adebutus, especially the older, pretended to look in other directions, it was gathered, that Oladipupo Adebutu the son felt they could not renege on earlier promises of supports. His reasoning, according to findings was that even if they are not going to help Nasir Isiaka write the script of his own election campaigns, they could still keep faith with financial promises. Reports however had it that on the eve of the gubernatorial elections, Ladi Adebutu still coughed out a whopping N250 million in support of the PDP candidate alone, and this outside supports for other candidates of the party to the House of Assembly.
In the perception of many PDP stakeholders in Ogun State, the Buruji Kasamu group which has the control of the executives has held the party hostage. One of the party leaders in the state described the situation of the party, “since 2011 when Buruji took over the leadership and control of the state exco through a procured court judgement, the party had receded into being a personal property of just one man, selling tickets to aspirants at his whims and caprices, without recourse to whether such aspirants have the capacity nor popularity to win elections or not. The Ogun PDP had now become a party of just a few greedy old men and young, and not capable of winning in a popular electoral contest”.
According to a source, Ladi Adebutu will readily have the endorsement of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ogun State erstwhile Governor Gbenga Daniel, an intricate web of combination which if combined with the strength and support of Tinubu and Osoba will make Oke-Mosan a jolly good ride for Ladi Adebutu.