The son of billionaire business tycoon, Sir Kensington Adebutu, popularly called Baba Ijebu has emerged the sole governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ogun State.

Oladipupo Adebutu who currently represents Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, was the only governorship aspirant from the state that was screened by the Austin Opara-led screening committee.

Adebutu, who chairs the House Committee on Rural Development was screened with other governorship aspirants from the South-West zone in Ibadan on Sunday.

He had been the leading contender for the governorship seat in the state in the last three years and a major financier of the party.

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Signposting the development as a sign on unity in Ogun PDP, he said “this is a phase in the journey to making life meaningful to our people in Ogun State, a journey that will lead to good governance of our dear state.

“My coming as the only aspirant from Ogun State clearly shows the unity that exists within our party in the state and this is recognised by the national body,” he said.

The screening exercise also had aspirants from Lagos and Oyo states in attendance, including the PDP candidate in the 2015 election in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje and Chief Deji Doherty; Senator Ayo Adeseun and Seyi Makinde who are aspirants from Oyo State.

The PDP primary is scheduled to hold on Friday, 28th September, across the states of the federation.

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