Uncovered! How ex-commissioner Bukola Olopade nearly slapped Ladi Adebutu in Abeokuta
The fight between Hon Ladi Adebutu and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elders from Ogun West is yet to climaxed as emerging reports have it that another principal character, Bukola Olapade popularly known as Ozogbula is involved.
A popular online news portal, societynow.ng revealed Bukola Olopade, a former commissioner in the state had earlier taken Hon Ladi Adebutu on in a brawl that was described an ‘intense encounter’. Societynow.ng in its reports stated the former youths and sports commissioner threatened to ‘slap’ the Hon Ladi Adebutu but was stopped.
According to information available, before Ladi Adetutu ordered yewa political leader, Orisadele out of Ogun state People’s Democratic Meeting – he had an “intense” encounter with former commissioner Bukola Olopade popularly called “Ozogbula”.
Incidentally, Ozo as Ozogbula’s nickname is further shortened by friends and fans had the public bust up with gubernatorial aspirant Adebutu at the same venue Orisadele was ordered out of PDP Meeting – Park Inn Hotel, Abeokuta.
Sources disclose the two People’s Democratic Party chieftains had a go at each other at the hotel after days of feelers getting to Ladi that Ozo had publicly declared he would not support his gubernatorial ambition – though they are in the same party.
The son of lottery king Kessignton Adebutu reportedly confronted Olopade at the hotel – that has his father as silent financial muscle- and the former commissioner confirmed the talks to his face.
Tempers had reportedly risen in the course of the engagements with Ladi threatening to throw Olopade out of his father’s hotel and Ozogbula issuing counter threat he would slap him if he doesn’t behave himself.
At a point, Sikirulai Ogundele, the Former chairman of the PDP faction in the state loyal to the younger Adedibu reportedly joined the fray and sided against Olopade.
Faced with a disadvantaged two to one situation and battling on the “enemies” home turf, former commissioner and his were said to have thrown up such manner of theatrics that saw all “combatants” held back from unleashing hell on one another.
Insiders claim this development contributed to Ozogbula declaring support for the gubernatorial ambition of Solomon Olamilekan Adeola widely known as Yayi – the aspirant operating on the platform of All Progressives Congress.
Societynow checks however revealed since the development, Ladi has “backpedaled” and seeking ways to “mend fences” with Olopade as part of efforts to actualize his ambition. Societynow.ng