Otunba Segun Showunmi, a governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, has finally teamed up with gubernatorial candidate of the party in the state , Ladi Adebutu in order to ensure the party unseat Gov. Dapo Abiodun in the March 18 election.
OgunToday reports that Showunmi had been at loggerhead with Adebutu over the authentic gubernatorial candidate of the party in the state.
In the buildup to the 2023 election, Showunmi had approached the court, seeking the dissolution of the PDP State Working Committee in Ogun State, for allegedly being biased and claiming it obtained the PDP gubernatorial form for Adebutu.
It would be recalled that Showunmi and Adebutu conducted separate governorship primary elections, which produced the two of them as factional candidates.
But, the two political gladiators settled their differences on Friday, after a closed-door meeting which lasted for about an hour at Showunmi’s residence in Abeokuta.
The two PDP leaders buried their hatchets as Adebutu begged Showunmi to let go of his grievances and join him in the mission to win Ogun State for the PDP.
Addressing newsmen after the meeting, Adebutu said, with Showunmi coming on board, PDP stand a better chance of winning the governorship election in the State.
He said, the PDP was not bothered about the gale of endorsements of the incumbent governor, Dapo Abiodun by other political parties and former members of the PDP.
“We were not bothered at all, because the truth of the matter is we would rather have people exit rather than remain and continue to be a source of bother to us, and they would continue to drag us back while they don’t want to do much to the party.”
He described those who dumped the PDP for APC as traitors who were working as moles for the APC government.
In his speech, Showunmi said he decided to align with Adebutu to deliver Ogun State from the misrule of APC.