A faction of the Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday unveiled Buruji Kashamu as the gubernatorial candidate of party in the state.
Kashamu, during the presentation, which was done by the faction headed by Adebayo Dayo in the state, vowed to fight till the end.
The development is coming after barely 24 hours that the party’s leadership announced Ladi Adebutu, Kashamu’s rival, as the party's authentic candidates.
Subsequently, the party forwarded the name of Ladi to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its candidate.
However, Dayo said come what may, Kashamu would bear the flag of the opposition party in 2019, adding that he is the man who can wrestle power from the ruling party.
Dayo said “Today is the happiest day in my 40 years in politics. I have never seen any leader after the death of Obafemi Awolowo that is so important and famous and a good leader.
“Prince Buruji Kashamu is the man of the moment. Let anybody say whatever they like, prince Buruji Kashamu has been duly elected as the governorship candidate for 2019 election in Ogun state. His name is with INEC.
“We have with him, all the elected senatorial candidates, we have the house of representatives candidates all present here today and we have the 36 members of the house of assembly candidates all present here today.
“Today is a day we can never forget in the history of this town. We have never had it so good except when Baba Awolowo was alive. This is our own governor.
“Buruji Kashamu will be the next governor of Ogun state by the grace of God. And I can tell you, this is the only man that can wrestle power with the ruling party.”