…as Adebutu, Kashamu in near fisticuffs
By Ayo Fadimu
Former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has called on his three political grandsons to come together under one political platform to ensure victory during the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State.
Daniel, who is the Director General of Atiku/Obi presidential campaign made this call at the 14th annual New Year sing song thanksgiving and memorial service in honour of his late father, Rev Adebola Daniel held at Abraham’s Tabernacle, Sagamu, Ogun State.
Two of the three candidates, Isiaka and Adebutu were former aides of Daniel when he was Ogun State governor while Kashamu was the promoter of a political group, OGD Omo Ilu which later metamorphosed to Omo Ilu foundation
Daniel also used the occasion to campaign for the election of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the next month’s presidential election as he will make Nigeria work again and do the restructuring of the country.
However, there was a mild drama at the church service as Adebutu and Kashamu supporters almost engaged in fisticuffs. Trouble started when Kashamu wanted to hug Adebutu but the former rejected.
This did not go down well with some of the Kashamu’s supporters who saw this as an embarrassment to Kashamu. It took the intervention of party leaders including chairman of the party in the state, Hon Sikirullahi Ogundele to avert what could have been a free-for-all in the church Hon Adebutu left the service immediately.
The governorship election holds on March 2, 2019.
According to list of voters released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), number of registered voters in Ogun state are as follow: Ogun Central: 909,855 (6LGs), Ogun West: 751,218 (5LGs), Ogun East: 710,635 (9LGs)