The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Buruji Kashamu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State.

For months, Kashamu and a member of House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, have been battling to determine who the cap fits.

But on Thursday all that came to an end, as INEC released its list with Kashamu emerging PDP’s candidate.

Few hours before the release, both Kashamu and Adebutu, had embarked on a ward-to-ward tour to woo voters.

As soon as the news filtered into town that INEC had pasted Kashamu’s name, some loyalists of Kashamu went into jubilation.

However, members of the party loyal to Adebutu expressed shock.

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A media aide to Adebutu, Afolabi Orekoya, said, “Kashamu should not be happy. We know once the judgements are delivered, everything will be sorted out and INEC will do the needful."

The leadership of the party is backing Adebutu whom it handed over the party’s flag as its candidate last year.

The PDP recently called on the commission to drop Kashamu’s name and substitute it with that of Adebutu.

The party made reference to an appeal court ruling which it said identified Adebutu as its authentic candidate in the state.

Reuben Abati, a seasoned journalist, is Kashamu’s running mate.

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