ABEOKUTA – In what could be described as a flawless victory, a prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Ogun State, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu on Wednesday emerged winner of the Ogun PDP Governorship Primary election.
Adebutu defeated three other aspirants, Segun Showunmi, Otunba Jimi Lawal, and Mr. Abodunrin John Abimbola at the NWC approved venue of the congress conducted at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, with Hon. Ladi Adebutu garnering 714 votes out of the 716 accredited delegates.
Prof. Akase Sorkaa (Primary Committee Chairman), Engr. Hassan Husaine (Secretary), Aliyu Mohammed Gantsa (member), Abigael Molme (member) and Hon. Wisdom Ivo (member) from the National body, Abuja, conducted the primary that led to the emergence of Adebutu as a parallel candidate.
Speaking shortly after declared winner of the governorship primary heavily supervised by five-man NWC Election Committee from the PDP National secretariat, Abuja, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agents, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu thanked the resilience of the state delegates for reporting their trust and mandate on him.
Highly elated Adebutu who was accompanied by the State Executive of the party, said his party shall tackle hunger through agriculture revolution and private sector engagement to drive the economy.
The former Federal House of Representatives member said “I seized this opportunity for bringing us this far, it is a tedious journey. It is lacked of compassion and time that makes us as a failed nation. It has caused lacked of empathy and sympathy, I must create hope and environment to believe your tomorrow shall be better. If you believe your today cannot be better than tomorrow, you’ve failed. If your earnings that cannot make you a better tomorrow, we have failed.
“There is a big problem, the first is the problem of hunger in the land. We must go back to agriculture, thank God Ogun state is extensively a rural community, there shall be dignity of labour.
“Let us retool and get commissioned for being a gateway state. All the industries are leaving Ota because the present government has failed. We shall provide electricity and those industries will stay. We shall think and do things differently.
“When you have a trustworthy government, the private sector will bring money into governance. The private sector should build roads and transfer them to the government, the government revenue should be invested in hospitals and the socio-economic sector not on road infrastructure.”