...Martins-Kuye, Onabiyi, Otegbola step aside
Chieftains of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday moved to solidify the ongoing reconciliation among the various factions of the party with the emergence of former Governor Gbenga Daniel and party financier, Prince Buruji Kashamu as leaders of the party in the state.
The leaders who converged on the Victoria Garden City (VGC) Lagos residence of the former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye unanimously chose Daniel and Kashamu as party leaders.
The erstwhile leaders of the party – Martins-Kuye, Alhaji Sule Onabiyi and Senator Ayo Otegbola – stepped aside to allow for a more dynamic and vibrant leadership.
Some of the highlights of the over four-hour meeting was the resolved by all the factions to collapse into one united “PDP family” under the Engr. Adebayo Dayo-led State Executive Committee (Exco).
The party leaders reiterated their assertion that the Dayo-led Exco was the validly and democratically elected Exco.
Some of the party chieftains at the meeting were Chief Kola Ogunjobi, Chief (Mrs) Iyabo Apampa, Chief Niyi Adegbenro, Chief ‘Pegba Otemolu, Chief Dayo Abatan and Alhaji Semiu Sodipo.
Others included Chief Duro Otesanya, Alhaji Sarafa Tunji-Ishola, Senator Lekan Mustapha, Hon. Dave Salako and Senator Tunde Osholake.