Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to president Goodluck Jonathan has said that the controversial senator Buruji Kashamu is not the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in south west.
He said former President Olusegun Obasanjo remain the undisputed and authentic leader of the party in Ogun state.
“Senator Buruji Kashamu is not the leader of the PDP in the southwest. He is not even the leader of the party in Ogun state. He leads an NGO called Omo Ilu which engages in empowerment programs in the state, mainly in the Ogun East Senatorial district.
“Baba Obasanjo still remains the undisputed and authentic leader of the PDP in the SouthWest. The fact that he tore his membership card is not tantamount to resignation from the party. An action he has not undertaken to date.
“Tearing of the membership card though a very negative action is undoubtedly a knee-jerk reaction to certain unacceptable or intolerable happenings withing the party which can and will be redressed.
“In his temporary absence, we have a colligate or confederal leadership of eminent and distinguished elders including chief bode George, chief Ogunlewe, Aare Jubril Martins Kuye, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, chief mrs Apampa, dr lekan Balogun, Baba Richard Akinjide, Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, chief Ebenezer BABATOPE, Shuabu Oyedokun, iyiola Omisore, prof Adeniran, gov Fayose, gov Mimiko, senator bode Olajumoke amongst others.
“We are a proud and a foremost race in Nigeria. We have enviable political antecedents and capable of presenting nationally credible and acceptable leadership at any and all time.