Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Hon Oladipupo Adebutu has said that report of his readiness to leave Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Action Alliance as published by what he described as “some sponsored and unreliable blogs and variously posted on social media platforms” could best be described as beer parlour talk and should therefore be ignored by members of the public.
Hon Ladipupo Adebutu, immediate past House of Representatives member representing Remo federal constituency who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Afolabi Orekoya dismissed the claim, saying the story was far from the truth and at best gibberish.
Orekoya maintained that, Hon. Adebutu remains a PDP member and leader and that his thousands of supporters and loyalists across the state are much intact.
He noted that, Hon. Adebutu remains a staunch member of PDP who is ready to salvage the party from the hands of oppressors.
Afolabi said “the report cannot be true. Hon. Ladi Adebutu remains a PDP member, being a staunch member and leader, he can not dump his house for a makeshift political party.
“For your information, the LADO group is intact and just recently, to show commitment to members of our party, we empowered members with 100 brand new motorcycles and 100 vehicles in the state complementing the over N100m spent on palliatives distributed during the lockdown period; so the news of dumping the party for an unpopular party is untrue. Please ignore it.”
Arc Kayode Adebayo, a prominent PDP leader in Adebutu’s group has equally described this report as irresponsible journalism that was bereft of fact saying that it was pure concocted falsehood.
Adebayo said “How can someone in his right senses say that Hon Adebutu and his loyalists are leaving PDP, for what? To where? Why are we in court? The next election is three years away. The report didn’t make any sense at all, in fact, not worth replying to”.
Also, a PDP Chieftain, Mr. Waliu Olawale Oladipupo whose name was purportedly listed as one of the new executives of Action Alliance debunked the rumour.
Oladipupo said, “it is highly ridiculous to have mentioned my name as the publicity secretary of a party which I was never a member. The mischief makers are purely behind this dastardly act. I am a strong member of PDP and a prominent stalwart who has held several vintage positions in the party. Equally served in many committees even at the national level”
“I was in Edo State this week for the conduct of wards adhoc delegates congresses and by the grace of God I am going to be in Ondo State for another PDP national assignment next week
From across the states in Nigeria, calls have been made to confirm the authenticity of the information.
“I have been called by someone who wanted my clarification on whether Adebutu group of PDP was planning a defection to other political party and specifically mentioned Action Alliance (AA). I told him in clear terms that I am a member of PDP and that there was never an action plan for any defection and I asked the source of the information which he did not supply as requested”
“It actually came as a surprise when it was all over the news. This is highly mischievous and I condemn it in entirety and I am going to file legal suits against the publications”
How would I leave a party with such promises for another party?