*ask PDP National Secretariat to dissolve Oyo PDP Executive
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The prolonged crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo State took a new twist on Thursday with stakeholders and leaders of the party in the state announcing formation of new faction within the party.
Also, the stakeholders asked the PDP National Leadership to dissolve the Oyo State PDP Executive to save the party from mismanagement and egoistic tendencies of the State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde alleging that the Executive “are stooges of the governor and have no interest of the party at heart”
In a communique issued and jointly signed by former Deputy Governor Hazeem Gbolarumi and Mogaji Nureni Akanbi after the PDP Stakeholders’ meeting held at Jogor Event Centre, Ibadan alleged Gov Makinde of mismanagement and egoistic tendencies.
Specifically, the stakeholders accused Governor Makinde of giving party patronage to non party members as against genuine Party members who laboured to bring PDP back to power in Oyo state as “demonstrated during the last Local Government election where he allegedly ” 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 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”, they said
The stakeholders added, the Stakeholders frown 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.”
Berating what they termed ” the governor’s high handedness, recalcitrant attitude and lack of leadership within the party as expected of a governor”, the stakeholders charged the party’s” National Leadership to dissolve Oyo State PDP Executive who are stooges of the governor and have no interest of the party at heart ahead of congresses coming up later in the year so as to give a sense of belonging to our teeming members and supporters in Oyo State”.
According to the stakeholders, ” a Caretaker committee should be put in place to reorganize the party ahead of the congresses to allow for free and fair”.
On the spate of insecurity in Oyo state, the PDP stakeholders called on Governor Seyi Makinde to wake up to his primary responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizenry in Oyo state.
“The Stakeholders condemn in the strongest terms the spate of insecurity in the State and call 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 meeting was attended by PDP Stakeholders and leaders in Oyo state including Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan, Elder Ismail Aborode, Engineer Femi Babalola Jogor, State Youth Leader, Asiwaju Adekola Adeoye and other stakeholders and leaders across the 5 geopolitical zones in the state