A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) in Ogun State, Jimi Lawal, has left the celebration for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jimi Lawal’s defection to the APC got here after he did not make the courts declare him because the governorship candidate of the PDP in Ogun.
DAILY POST remembers that Lawal, who was a former aide of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, joined the PDP final yr and obtained the governorship kind.
After Adebutu was introduced because the winner of the first election, Lawal instituted varied courtroom circumstances in opposition to Adebutu and different PDP candidates, however he failed on the appellate courts.
On Sunday, Lawal and his followers have been obtained into the APC by Governor Dapo Abiodun.
Reacting, Afolabi Orekoya, who’s the Director of Media, Ladi Adebutu Marketing campaign Organisation, informed DAILY POST that Jimi Lawal group, Ola Kukoyi, Fasiu Ajadi and others have been generally known as APC members for over 5 months, saying “this isn’t new anymore.”
Orekoya emphasised that “Lawal has been a mole sponsored by Dapo Abiodun and his co-travellers to hijack and destabilise the PDP within the state so as to obtain his second time period ambition.”
In keeping with him, Lawal had joined the PDP from the APC, barely three months into the celebration governorship primaries and was defeated by Adebutu.
Orekoya stated Lawal rejected all of the peace choices to hitch Adebutu to present victory to the PDP within the polls.
“He filed dozens of frivolous functions in opposition to the PDP and Hon Adebutu, however to the glory of God, all of it led to futility. Even the courtroom expressed fear over Jimi Lawal’s desperation to maintain PDP out of the polls by all means. Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal Excessive Court docket, in a judgment in December, 2022, labeled Jimi Lawal as a spoiler,” Orekoya acknowledged.
He maintained that Lawal’s return to APC has confirmed that he was a mole whose intention was to destroy the PDP ab initio.
“He has failed, and failed woefully. For us, it’s good riddance to dangerous garbage and we’re glad that God has uncovered one of many enemies of the celebration.”
He famous that the PDP stays resolute and decided to win Saturday’s elections in Ogun, with God and the voters on its aspect.
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