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PDP chairmanship: Senator Kashamu speaks on Gbenga Daniel’s ambition

Buruji Kashamu, Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, has reacted to the official declaration of former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel to run for the office of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman.

Kashamu said it would be “a monumental disaster” to elect Daniel as PDP National Chairman.

In a statement he signed, the Senator said the former governor was the least qualified among those aspiring for the post.

Urging PDP faithfuls not to make the error of making Daniel the party boss, Kashamu said, “it would be the beginning of the end of our great party.”

The statement reads, “When I heard that he was vying for the post, my initial reaction was that it was a joke. But, now that he has decided to make a formal declaration, I would say it is a joke taken too far.

“Let me say with all sense of responsibility that Daniel does not have what it takes to lead our great party. He is the least qualified among all those vying for the position.

“All his claims of having managed and won elections are unfounded. He never won any election. The elections he claimed to have won were in the better forgotten days of Prof. Maurice Iwu’s INEC. Since then, he has never won any other elections. In 2011, he defected from the PDP to the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and then Labour Party where he lost woefully. Even the 2016 local government election in Ogun State which he supervised with one of his stooges and a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, it was failure all the way.

“Towards the end of 2014, he returned to PDP ahead of the 2015 elections. He was made to head the 2015 Presidential Campaign in Ogun State which the party lost abysmally owing to his mismanagement of campaign funds. He was one of the major reasons our party lost in the South West and Ogun State in particular. It is common knowledge in Ogun State that over N300 million of the funds are yet to be accounted for and the case is currently with…

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