The Chairman of Labour Party (LP) in Ogun State, Comr Arabambi Abayomi has accused Hon Ladi Adebutu, one of the 2019 PDP governorship aspirants in the state of planning a violent takeover of Labour Party to actualise his 2023 governorship ambition.
Comr Arabambi Abayomi said that, Hon Adebutu, son of the billionaire Lotto magnate, Chief Kesington Adebutu thought that he could achieve anything with his stupendous wealth hence, his crude and meanest resolve to hijack the Labour Party from his leadership in the state.
Arabambi said the former federal lawmaker representing Remo federal constituency from 2015-2019 should rather swallow his pride, tow the path of honour and submit to the Bayo Dayo leadership of his party, PDP or stay clear of Labour Party in the state as the party is not for sale neither has it ever been advertised for the highest bidder.
The LP Chairman stated this in a statement made available to journalists over the weekend.
Arabambi wondered why Hon Adebutu who had sold his political future to Allied Peoples Movement (APM) by virtue of the agreement he signed with the party some days to the 2019 governorship election in the state would now turn around to hijack another party when he should have either return to his former party, PDP or follow the APM members back to All Progressives Congress (APC).
He described Adebutu as someone who thinks money is everything in politics, lacks respect for constituted authority explaining that this was why he had continue to lose in droves men and women of honour such as the former Deputy governor in the state, Alhaja Salmot Badru, Chief Mrs Iyabode Apampa, Hon Waliu Taiwo among others.
Arabambi alleged that the party was well aware of how Hon Adebutu in connivance with the suspended Southwest Chairman of the party, Bode Simeon arranged his purported illegal removal as the Chairman of the party in the state and install a loyalist of the former lawmaker in PDP, one Wale Ogunsi as replacement.
Declaring his purported removal as exercise in futility, the LP Chairman said “I must confirm here that overtures were made to me to attend a meeting with Lado but I declined since I hold the right to accept or reject an invitation. I refused to have anything to do with Lado and his group because I am conscious of the level of treachery, betrayal and moral deadness that reside in his crowd.The invitation was delivered by a senior colleague in politics.
“In conclusion, I am not unmindful of the possible alternatives Lado may want to employ. It is widely known that he is a violence inclined. He could attempt to further pursue his inordinate ambition of hijacking LP by force of violence, even including the act of murder or political assassination.
“He should take it as foregone that I am duty bound to notify the AIG of Police and the DG of DSS and other needful individuals across Nigeria, the State and beyond. Every inch of development as this issue grows will be infinitely documented with dates, time and facts and kept in safe places from where they will appear if anything happens to me”.