The Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday presented the party’s flag to its Ogun governorship candidate ahead the 2019 general elections.
The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, while presenting the party flag in Abuja, said that those who wanted to contest against the party and its candidates in the South-West states should be ready.
Secondus expressed optimism that the party would be victorious in the legal tussle on its governorship candidate in Ogun, saying that Adebutu was duly elected in the primary that produced him as the PDP candidate.
He said that the party’s primaries nationwide were monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and names of the PDP candidates were submitted to the commission by leadership of the party in accordance with electoral guidelines.
"Adebutu is the authentic governorship candidate of our party in Ogun state. He was elected at a transparent primary with his form duly signed by me as the National Chairman and National secretary respectively in accordance with our constitution and strict adherence to electoral laws.
You can't just come from somewhere to steal the mandate. It is criminal to print party forms for yourself, screen yourself and also declare yourself as the winner.
Once again, Hon Oladipupo Adebutu, I congratulate you sincerely and your Deputy." He said.
The Ogun Governorship Candidate, Mr Ladi Adebutu, while speaking on behalf of his colleagues, said he was certain that PDP was “destined by God to deliver the nation from problems it was currently going through.”
Adebutu said that the party had shown with determination that it was able to administer itself and lead the nation.
He said that parties that were not capable of administer themselves could not administer a nation.
“PDP has shown clearly that we have the capacity to administer ourselves well. We have done so and we have had processes throughout the nation that everybody should be proud of.”
Adebutu pledged that the candidates would do their best to provide good governance if elected in their various states.
“We will do our best to bring food and security to the masses of this country, We will also create enabling environment that will make it easy for investors to stay here and help us prosper as a nation.
“Those are the things we believe in that will bring about good governance in all the states,” he said.