Oyo PDP Faction says Makinde gives patronage to non party members , Opens New Secretariat in Ibadan

Adding to the crisis plaguing the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo state, a faction took it to another dimension on Saturday by opening a new secretariat for the party in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The new secretariat is situated at the Bodija axis of Ibadan. Coming second after the party secretariat at Molete area.

Remember how stakeholders of the party resolved to save the party from what they referred to as mismanagement and egoistic dispositions of Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde.

They made this known in a communique issued at the close of their meeting held at Jogor Event Center in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

In a communique signed by Mogaji Nureni Akanbi and Former Deputy-Governor Hazeem Gbolarumi, the stakeholders charged the leadership of the party at the National level to dissolve the state executive of the party led by Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha.

Stakeholders present at the meeting include Engineer Femi Babalola, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeniyan, Alhaji Ismail Aborode (Ex-Commissioner for Environment), Hon Matthew Abioye (former state lawmaker), Alhaji Bola Akinyemi, Princess Aderonke Adedoja and many others.

The communique reads: “The Stakeholders condemn in the strongest terms the spate of insecurity in the State and calls on the State Governor to wake up to his primary responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizenry.

“The PDP stakeholders commiserate with the bereaved families of those who lost their lives in Ogbomosho, Ibarapa and other parts of the State. The body prays that God should comfort their families.

“The Stakeholders have resolved to save the PDP from mismanagement and egoistic tendencies of the State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.

“The Stakeholders frowns at the Governor’s attitude of giving Party patronage to non-Party members as against genuine Party members who laboured to bring the PDP back to power in Oyo State as demonstrated during the last Local Government election where the Governor ‘ donated’ 4 chairmen and vice and 48 Councillorship seats to his friends in ADC.

“Today is to alert the leadership of PDP and members of PDP across Nigeria and the general public that Oyo State PDP has been factionalized into two – one is headed by the Governor and the other by the leaders and stakeholders across the 33 local governments as evidence at this meeting.

“This is due to governor’s highhandedness, recalcitrant attitude and lack of leadership within the party as expected of a governor.

“We are calling on the National Leadership to dissolve Oyo State PDP Executive who is stooges of the governor and have no interest of the party at heart ahead of congresses coming up later in the year to give a sense of belonging to our teeming members and supporters in Oyo State. The caretaker committee should be put in place to reorganize the party ahead of the congresses to allow for free and fair congresses.

“The Stakeholders call on the national leadership of PDP to urgently step in to rescue the party in Oyo State from the grip of the Governor who is running the Party like his personal estate. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.”

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