The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sank deeper into crisis yesterday as a faction of the party-led by Senator Dipo Odujinrin accused a chieftain of being a card carrying member of the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Odujirin alleged that the party has uncovered a grand design by one of its chieftains, Prince Buruji Kashamu to destabilise the PDP in the Gateway State.
But Kashamu dismissed the allegations as tissues of “lies and bunkum.” He described his accusers as “delinquents.”
Kashamu said: “That is a lie and complete bunkum. I am not a member of the ACN, whether in Lagos or elsewhere. This is just the latest lies in their desperate bid to confer legality on illegality. And I will prove this shortly.
Odujirin, who was elected chairman of a faction of the party recently, made the allegation when fielding questions from reporters in Abeokuta, the state capital.
It was at the inauguration of a committee civic reception to welcome home, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who recently relinquished his chairmanship position of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).
Odujirin said the party would continue to manage Kashamu, hoping that he would return to the party either in Ogun or in Lagos state.
He said: “That somebody is alleged to carry a card of another political party in another state and in our own state claiming to be a member of our own party; that shows the kind of person that man is, but it is our own assignment as the party ex-co to manage all shades and manner of people.
“We will continue to manage him and we hope that as we go on, he will come back home either here or in Lagos. Whichever one he chooses to go, he has to make up his mind where he wants to go.”