It would require N10 billion to buy me off Ogun governorship bid: Segun Showunmi
A claimant to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket in Ogun, Segun Showunmi, says anybody who wishes to buy him off his governorship ambition would have to bid from N10 billion.
Mr Showunmi made the declaration at a pre-campaign news conference on Thursday in Abeokuta.
“Anyone who wants to pay me will have to start at maybe, some N10 billion,” he said.
The former spokesman to PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar boasted that he will run this campaign “in the most lavish manner without the kobo of anybody.”
Mr Showunmi was reacting to a social media speculation that he was being sponsored by “unseen hands” to disrupt the peace of the main opposition party in the country”.
In dismissing the allegation, Mr Showunmi described the rumour as “unfounded and mere distractions”.
Mr Showunmi had approached the court to seek for the dissolution of the state executive committee of the party, citing bias towards the party’s recognised candidate, Oladipupo Adebutu.
He said that the state executive members lacked the locus standi to direct the affairs of the party in the state as regard the primary elections over allegation of bias.
On his fate at the court, Mr Showunmi said that he remains optimistic that justice would be served at the court.
“In terms of whether I am the party’s candidate or not; don’t worry yourself; we have gone through this route before with them and God willing, all things will fall in place.
“We will get a declarative judgment very soon,” he said.
Mr Showunmi said that his main objective of running for the office of the governor is to “disrupt the status quo”.
“I intend to do this without any fear or favour from any quarter,” he said.
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