How Bayo Dayo Sold Ogun PDP Structure To Money Bag - Kashamu - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, May 27, 2020

How Bayo Dayo Sold Ogun PDP Structure To Money Bag - Kashamu

...Allegations Baseless, I Didn't Collect Money From Any Body - Bayo Dayo


From Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Senator Buruji Kashamu on Wednesday gave insight into his former ally and immediate past Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Engr. Adebayo Dayo, allegedly sold out 65% of the party structure for pecuniary gains 

Kashamu, the billionaire hotelier and financier of PDP in the Gateway State, alleged that Dayo sold the structure to Hon. Ladi Adebutu for N100m under the guise of reconciling all feuding groups within the state PDP but Dayo has dismissed the allegation as baseless, saying he only went to the Ladi Adebutu's camp as part of efforts to reconcile all aggrieved groups within the party and did not collect money, let alone N100m,  from anybody.

The Senator who was reacting to comments credited to the former Chairman of PDP that he (Dayo) was being hounded because of his efforts at reconciling members of the Party, said Dayo was not telling the truth.

Kashamu in a statement he personally signed,  accused Dayo of mortgaging the party to Adebutu about a month to the expiration of office as State Chairman of PDP.

The Senator said: "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."

But reacting to the allegations by Kashamu, Dayo said that the Senator's little education constitutes an impediment to his understanding of what party structure is and who should be members of the state executive committee of the PDP.

He told The Daily Crucible that the structure belongs to the Executive  Committee and all members of the party on equal basis, wondering how anybody could imagine that an individual would turn it into a commodity and sells it off as alleged by Kashamu.

The former Chairman described Kashamu as a "drowning man" who is also desperate to "take others down along with him," even as he accused him of being the one cornering the state party structure to serve his selfish agenda.

"I did go to Ladi Adebutu's group for settlement and repositioning of the party as the Chairman of the party then but it is Kashamu who does not want settlement. He wants to hold on to the party structure for personal gain. I did not collect money from anybody.

"He said I want to invade the party Secretariat, this is the office I occupied for eight years. I have evacuated all my personal property there. Why should I go there or invade it? I did not forget anything there. 

"He is a drowning man and wants to take every other person down along with him. All his allegations are baseless," Dayo said.

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