Drama as Obasanjo shows up at Ogun PDP rally
There was a wild jubilation by thousands of members and supporters of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) as former President Olusegun Obasanjo briskly stormed the political rally by a governorship aspirant of PDP in the state, Oladipupo Adebutu.
Obasanjo who dressed in white kaftan caused a stir and spark off excitements when he dashed into the rally and waved to the party members and leaders.
The former President who quitted partisan politics in the build – up to the 2015 general elections, spoke during the brief moment at the rally that took place at an expanse ground within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. In his remarks , Obasanjo who spoke very briefly in Yoruba said ” whether it is a play or a real game , they will know . I saw you here and I came to play with you “,Obasanjo said.
Earlier, the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the State and its governorahip aspirant in the state , Oladipupo Adebutu have paid a visit to the Palace of Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, to seek the monarch’s support and blessing ahead of 2019 election.
Adebutu who is a member of the House of Representatives representing Remo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, was accompanied on the visit by some PDP chieftains in the state, had earlier donated electricity transformers to four communities in the state capital. Speaking during the visit, the lawmaker said he was at the palace to formally inform Alake of his governorship aspiration come 2019.
Adebutu said he decided to join the gubernatorial race in order to enhance good governance and ensure delivery of goodies of democracy to the grassroots in the state. He said unless good governance is provided by the leadership at all levels, people in exalted positions and wealth will also be affected by consequences of bad governance. “The high and mighty fences or trenches could hardly secure but would just entrap one in an environment of poor governance.