ABEOKUTA – The Labour Party Chairman in Ogun state, Chief Abayomi Arabambi has lambasted the suspended PDP Chairman in the state, Prince Bayo Dayo for fingering him in the crisis that engulfed the party in the state.
NATIONAL MONITOR recall that, Prince Bayo Dayo on Friday accused Senator Buruji Kashamu for trying to install Arabambi as the state PDP Chairman which was responsible for his suspension.
But Arabambi in a press release made available to journalists in Abeokuta on Saturday dismissed Bayo Dayo’s claim, describing it as rants from a political miscreant and someone suffering from COVID-19 fever.
The LP Chairman stressed that, the deposed PDP Chairman ought to have restrain himself from telling lies, saying the propaganda was a prelude by Hon. Ladi Adebutu to deliberately add his name to PDP’s disputes.
On the alleged N10million bribe, Arabambi explained that, he visited Engr. Bayo Dayo on his invitation on a peace mission at his Ijebu-Igbo residence.
He added that, it was at the peace meeting with Aare Remilekun Bakare that Bayo Dayo informed him that Sir Keshington Adebutu has promised to give him (Bayo Dayo) N100million with an upfront payment of N20million to sell the structure of the party to Hon. Ladi Adebutu.
It would also be recalled that, Ladi Adebutu called in the 2019 governorship election to clinch the PDP ticket following a court order recognizing Kashamu’s faction of the party headed by Bayo Dayo as the authentic exco of the party in the state.
Arabambi emphasized that he never offered any financial inducement on behalf of Prince Kashamu to Bayo Dayo, saying Dayo has allowed his greed, treachery and selfishness to push him away from wisdom.
“My attention was drawn to statement creditted to the suspended former Chairman of PDP in Ogun state where in he claims that the crisis that engulfed Ogun PDP was because the Distinguished Senator Buruji Kashamu was poise to use me as the next state chairman.
“Ordinarily, one would have waved off this allegation as a rants from a political miscreant or one coming from the warped mind of one possibly numbed by high COVID-19 fever. But as known in these parts, a lie repeatedly told, has a way of transmuting to the truth thus a response to clear this dangerous allegations is therefore a child of necessities.
“I view this lies and propaganda as a prelude LADI ADEBUTU effort to use Engr Bayo Dayo as a smoke screen to silence me perpetually in death as the Man who hated me with world record hatred is no one than Hon LADI ADEBUTU
“For Engr Bayo Dayo, a new political stooge to Hon. LADI ADEBUTU to deliberately add my person to PDP’s political disputes is so much disappointing.
“I visited you base on your invitation on a peace mission at Ijebu Igbo and meet with Aare Remilekun Bakare whom you also invited separately and we spent over 4 hours with you. You were even magnanimous enough to entertain us with two chilled bottles of Coca-Cola.
“It was also true that you told us that Sir Kenshington Adebutu promise you #100 million (one hundred million Naira) with an upfront payment of #20 million Naira (twenty million Naira) to betrayed Sen Buruji Kashamu so that LADI ADEBUTU can have political platform to run and defeat the incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun in 2023.
Meanwhile, it is a blatant lie to claim that we offered you the sum of #10 million Naira (Ten million Naira), on Sunday 5th day of April 2020 so that you could sign the result of the Ogun PDP State Congress that you by yourself sought and got my assistance in handling the Administrative issues involved in the conduct of your party ward, Local Govt and State Congress after the defection of Alh Semiu Shodipo to the Adebutu camp.
“It is now very clear that considering the very recent happenings and your press release that you lied through your teeth against myself and Aare Remi Bakare. From the benefit of hindsight, it is clear and obvious that you have collected the #20 million Naira or perhaps the entire N100m you told us Sir Keshingtin Adebutu offered you to destroyed your benefactor (SEN BURUJI KASHAMU) Political dynasty.
“Rather than you repeating what you told myself and Aare in your house, you allowed yourself to lie shamelessly at your age to claim that it was Senator Buruji Kasham that refused to buy into the reconciliation efforts. You know that you told us by yourself that you have divided the State Exco offices into 3 , that you have conceded ,40% to Hon Ladi Adebutu and his group while you have given 30% to Prince Buruji Kashamu group and another 30% to another political group that you did not named.
“You will recollect that Aare immediately countered by reminding you that you lack the capacity to go into alliance or reconciliation with any other group or persons without the expressed authority of your executives.
“Again I once again want to emphasize on the fact that on our peace – seeking visit to your house, we did not offer you any money, and definitely we didn’t offer you #10 million Naira.”