BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — Chairman of Mobilisation and Organisation Committee of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu has faulted the governorship ambition of former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, saying he is not qualified to be next governor of the state.
Kashamu stated this yesterday, while receiving 660 loyalists of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who joined Bayo Dayo-led executive in the state and 3,210 from All Progressives Congress as well as Labour Party at a reception held in Sagamu and Ijebu-Igbo.
At the events, which were attended by party leaders in the South West, 400 loyalists of Obasanjo from Ijebu-East local government led by Sakiru Olujoye and 260 women groups loyal to Obasanjo across the state led by Remi Ogunjobi as well as 210 members of All Progressives Congress and Labour Party defected to PDP.
The party chieftain while fielding questions from newsmen accused Bankole of attempting to break the legally constituted executive of the party in the state for his ambition.
He also claimed that the former Speaker was using the names of President Goodluck Jonathan and national chairman of the party to cajole the people in the state.
Bankole at a stakeholders’ meeting on Friday in Abeokuta had been asked to run for governorship under the PDP to reposition the party in the state.
But , Bankole while reacting to the call by the leaders of the party in Ogun central, said that he was not interested in any group within the party, urging all the leaders and members to unite for the sake of the party.