Ogun PDP crisis: Kashamu reveals how Bayo Dayo sold out 65 per cent party structure for N100m to Adebutu - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Ogun PDP crisis: Kashamu reveals how Bayo Dayo sold out 65 per cent party structure for N100m to Adebutu

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A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and former senator for Ogun East Senatorial district in the eight assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu has reacted to the allegation that the former Chairman of the party in Ogun State, Engr Bayo Dayo  was being hounded because of his efforts at reconciling members of the Party, saying that the embattled former Chairman was only after the monetary gains 


Kashamu in a statement issued and copy of which was obtained by Salient Times accused Bayo Dayo of  selling out about 65 percent of the party structure to Hon Ladi Adebutu faction for N100 million.

"To set the records straight, I wish to say that nothing can be farther from the truth. Dayo sold out because of pecuniary gains.

"This explains why about four weeks to the end of his second term as State Chairman, Dayo decided to betray those he had led for eight years and purportedly sold 65% of the party structure to Hon. Ladi Adebutu (a.k.a Lado) for N100 million through a shady reconciliation arrangement.

"He kept the remaining 35% for himself. It is this selfish and lopsided sharing ratio that they want to use to set up an imaginary caretaker committee. This is the same group that signed a three-year agreement with the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) on the 7th of March, 2019. The agreement is still valid till 2022 as it has not renounced till date". 

"He decided to mortgage the political career of thousands of party members for a mess of pottage. How can an individual trade off a structure that has taken people huge resources and many years to build because he is a Party Chairman? Can Sikirulai Ogundele, who is on the other side, enter into any agreement or negotiation with anyone without carrying along Hon. Ladi Adebutu and other stakeholders? 

"In his bid to take with him as many unsuspecting leaders and members of the Party, Dayo told them that he was given N100 million.

"One of those he confided in and tried to convince to join him in the venture is Samuel Olayinka Soneye.

"In his statement to the Police and sworn affidavit in court, Soneye said Dayo told him that Ladi Adebutu offered him N100 million to trade off the PDP structure in Ogun State.

"Dayo informed the former Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Comrade Abayomi Arabambi that Adebutu offered him the sum of N100 million with an upfront payment of N20 million.

"He also told Mr. Adeleke Shittu, who is his cousin, at various times that he was offered N100 million to do the bidding of the Adebutus under the pretext of uniting the party.

"A serving member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Sylvester ‘Niyi Abiodun, who is also related to him, confirmed that Dayo told that he was offered N100 million.

"Furthermore, Dayo's successor, Hon. Samson Bamgbose corroborated the above witnesses' statements and added that he was offered some dollars which Dayo told him amounted to N10 million @ N400 per dollar.

"All these witnesses have voluntarily made statements to the Police and deposed to affidavits affirming the above-stated facts.

"To confirm Dayo's perfidious inclination, the Adebutus now pay his bills, just as they have bought him vehicles and illegally given him three police escorts. This was after the Ogun State Police Command refused Dayo's application for police escorts.

"Dayo keeps lying through his teeth that he was for the unity and reconciliation of the Ogun State PDP whereas he has sold out to the other group. The things he says are contrary to what he does behind the scene. At 75, one would have expected that he will commit himself to more ennobling deeds instead of trading off a structure that he merely represented as Party Chairman. He has proven that the leopard never changes its spots. He is the greatest betrayer of all time".