By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA— National Chairman of the Labour Party, Abdusalam Paiko has said that the party is ready to welcome the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu if he is willing to join to the party.
Paiko said this at a press briefing in Abeokuta, organised to announce its readiness for the 2019 general elections.
The National Chairman while fielding questions from newsmen, however, said the Labour Party desires to have Senator Kashamu in the party only if he is willing to join the party.
He disclosed that the party was prepared for the seat of power at Oke Mosan as plans are being implemented to achieve the goal.
His words, “I am happy to be in Ogun state to midwife the re-positioning and restructuring of Labour Party in Ogun state to capture power in 2019.
“The leadership of Labour party is determined to ensure total victory in the coming general elections by opening our party to welcome good citizens of Ogun state into our party.
“We are resolute to embrace pragmatic changes that will enable us to deliver the dividend of democracy to all and sundry, and in our quest to take over power from the incumbent governor on May 29th, 2019.
Paiko said the party was open to interested individuals and groups, without discrimination of whatever form and all ambitions would be accorded equal treatment.
He affirmed that there are aspirants who had shown interests in the party’s governorship ticket, but refused to disclose their identities.
“There are many that I have met since I came, but I will not disclose any name now. I have told the state chairman that I will be constant here.”
Source: Vanguard News