One of the leaders in Oyo state People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan has frown at the ongoing selection process adopted by leadership of party in producing candidates for the upcoming local government election in the state.
Olopoeyan described the decision made by governor Seyi Makinde to set aside party primaries for selection of candidates as an handiwork of some his allies who are giving him wrong advices In order to safeguard their own personal interests.
He explained that, making a candidate selection in a party where there are many aspirants showing interest for a single position is an attempt to kill the morals of party members and moves to weaken the political party.
While reacting to the ongoing selection process at the state party office, Molete, Olopoeyan said that, most things happening in Oyo state People’s Democratic party nowadays are very strange to him and to core party leaders. He therefore called on the party National chairman, Chief Uche Secondus and NWC to intervene, so as to rescue the party in the state from the hands of naive politicians before it totally collapse.
According to Olopoeyan, he said “Many things happening now in Oyo state PDP are very strange , our people are just turning the constitution upside down, I didnt know if they are aware of the existence of our party constitution and it supremacy. Everything they are doing now always against the party constitution, and nobody is there to caution them, if we are not careful, we are going to loose all what we had laboured for in the party”.
“Now am hearing they are attempting to select their anointed candidates for the local government election after many aspirants had bought forms, consulted elders, leaders, aligned and realigned, all in preparation for party primaries, so as to elect a candidate for the party,now some selfish leaders had gone to brainwashed governor Seyi Makinde to adopt selection mode, without considering the bad consequences and the future of our party” .
“Imagine what will be in the mind of a faithful party aspirant who had spent all his or her resources preparing for primary election and party just call him or her that they had chosen someone ahead of him or her with no tangible reason given” .
“What will be the fate of those who collected loans to buy form when didn’t allow them to exercise their party rotes ? Does that mean they had squandered the borrowed money ? If the party going to refund them, will it be with interest ?”
“Let them come with the yardstick they used for their selections, they should explained to us why their selected candidate in each of the 33 local government is better than others in the same local government after they all had paid for forms, screened at the party secretariat and given clearance certificate” .