Governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Segun Showunmi, says the party will unite and vote for the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, despite the internal crisis.
Showunmi, who was Atiku’s spokesman during the 2019 election, said this at a stakeholders’ meeting with PDP members and his supporters in Abeokuta.
Showunmi, Jimi Lawal and Ladi Adebutu are the three aspirants battling for the PDP’s governorship ticket, a development which had resulted into series of cases pending before the courts.
Speaking at the meeting, the PDP chieftain charged all the party members in Ogunte to put the crisis behind them and begin massive mobilization for the presidential candidate, saying “it’s the turn of Waziri Atiku Abubakar.”
While describing Atiku as the most prepared candidate, Showunmi said “election is the difficult one, doing the job of president is easy for Atiku” judging by his capacity and ability.
He said “I have checked, I have observed, I have researched, I have checked front and back, and I know that Atiku means well for Nigeria. He is very prepared and he is very ready. In fact, the election is the difficult one, but doing the job is very easy. He learned under our father, Chief Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo and for so many years he has never allowed himself to be sad or to be so timid that he does not come out. Do you know what it takes to stand for an election every time?”
Showunmi also warned his supporters against abusing other factions of Ogun PDP, insisting that “our party is our party.”