By Abimbola Ogunnaike
A governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Segun Showunmi, has said the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the state, Ladi Adebutu should not celebrate his victory yet as the case he instituted against him is still pending at the Supreme Court in Abuja.
Showunmi said he is certain that the court would rule in his favour, describing Adebutu, as someone who is not ready for real reconciliation.
The PDP chieftain, who made this known while addressing party leaders and supporters in Abeokuta Saturday, 11 February, 2023, vowed not to support Adebutu’s ambition, adding that the judgment of the Apex Court may come anytime.
According to him, nobody could build something on nothing, accusing Adebutu of a lack of mutual respect and poor human relations.
“I said very emphatically that any day the Supreme Court calls our case, then people will know that you cannot build something on nothing.
“I am committed to Waziri Atiku Abubakar. You are all witnesses that I’ve visited Adebutu a couple of times. I sent him condolences for his mother. I even went to his father’s house to sign the condolence register.
“Is the distance from my own house to Adebutu’s house not the same distance from Adebutu’s house to my house?” he asked.
Showunmi added that those who had taken him for granted would not enjoy his support, saying he is for PDP.
The PDP chieftain said the party would reconvene after voting for Atiku on February 25 to decide on the governorship poll, adding that: “Anything can change tomorrow. In 2019 when judgment came at the last minute, we stood with PDP; they are the ones who are merchandising the party”.