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PDP Will Overcome Present Challenges

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– Hon. Ladi Adebutu

Honourable Oladipupo Adebutu representing Ikene/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has said that the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, would evolve over time and survive its present crisis to emerge a vibrant opposition that would save Nigerians from its present predicaments.

Honourable Adebutu who spoke with journalists on the sideline of the Peoples Democratic Party Convention held in Port-Harcourt on Wednesday expressed that the party having been in power for 16 years was just learning the ropes to becoming and playing the role of a strong opposition.

He decried the actions of law enforcement agencies that prevented members of the PDP from conducting its Convention at the Sharks Stadium Port-Harcourt which was the original venue earlier slated for the exercise before moving to the State party Secretariat on Aba road, Port-Harcourt where the convention  was finally held.

According to him, “the Political Party no doubt was going through a turbulent time, however, PDP’s experience over the years stand it out as the Party that can deliver dividends of Democracy to Nigerians”.

While condemning the physical attack  on him by a senator representing Ogun East senatorial district, Buruji Kasamu who led a team of hoodlums to physically assault him at the Car Park of the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt, Hon. Adebutu expressed the shock at the debased level into which the nations’s politics has descended.

According to him, “it took the intervention of some other party members present, mostly supporters of the Party’s Caretaker committee chairman, Sen. Ahmed Markafi who came to the scene and prevented what could have been a mayhem.

The two politicians have been locked in fierce battle over the control of the structure of the PDP in Ogun State, which appears to be slipping gradually away from the vice grip of the Ogun State senator.

Hon. Ladi Adebutu it was also gathered had aligned with the Maikarfi led exco while Buruji Kasamu is believed to be the main architect of the Senator Ali Modu Sherrif’s legal battles to take over the control of the PDP, a situation which had put the Adebutu camp in very strong position to take over the party in Ogun State.

Most party stakeholders in the state are also believed to have aligned with the Adebutu faction which they see as a final breath of fresh air towards repositioning the party and returning it into an election winning formula.

The PDP National Executive Council (NEC), after its meeting in Port Harcourt today, extended the tenure of the National Caretaker Committee by one Year within which a fresh National Convention must be organised.

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