A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akin Ogunbiyi, who was the party’s runner up gubernatorial aspirant during the Osun governorship primary in 2018 has asked Senator Ademola Adeleke not to blame him for his travails.
There have been speculations that Ogunbiyi is behind the political woes Adeleke, the PDP governorship candidate in the 2018 election is currently facing.
A Bwari Federal High Court had recently nullified Adeleke’s emergence as the governorship candidate of the PDP.
Ogunbiyi in a statement on Thursday denied having a hand in Adeleke’s travail.
He however suggested the senator defend himself in the court for his alleged unlawful act and not put blames on “an innocent man.”
The statement which was released by Kunle Omolere, the Director of Strategy of Ogunbiyi’s campaign team read:
“It is on record that the only case instituted by Dr Ogunbiyi was that of Osun West Senatorial ticket which was brazenly taken away from him after all reconciliations to the contrary. The case had long been decided and the rest is left to posterity.
“The pursuit of the mandate of the PDP at the tribunal and other courts is the priority of all party members, and to the benefits of Osun people who are counting on the PDP.
“Let it be clear that Dr Ogunbiyi is not doing and will not do anything to frustrate or undermine this shared vision.
“It should also be clearly understood as well that if anybody is alleged to have acted in contrary to the law, he/she is obliged to rationally defend him/herself in the court and not put blames on an innocent man.’’