Oyo PDP Crisis: Faction Opposing Gov Makinde Opens Parallel Secretariat In Ibadan

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


Few days after the Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola reconciliation Committee submitted its report to Governor Seyi Makinde, the PDP faction opposing the governor’s camp commissioned its parallel secretariat in Ibadan.
Leaders of the faction on Saturday evening arrived the parallel state  secretariat  located at  2 Okunola Abass Street, Bodija Estate in Ibadan for the official opening of the office.
The PDP parallel secretariat is located few minutes drive from the office of  Governor Seyi Makinde at the Oyo State Government secretariat, in Ibadan.
According to sources within the PDP, the parallel Oyo state PDP secretariat came into existence to co ordinate activities in the forthcoming PDP congresses in and across state  as well as to serve as link between Oyo PDP and the national secretariat of the party.
Reliable sources in the party stated that administrative operation is expected to kick off at the parallel PDP state Secretariat as from Monday July 12 after its official opening on Saturday, July 10
It was learnt that part of the activities slated at the parallel secretariat is the need to ensure adequate  reparations for the PDP congresses in the state coming up in few weeks time
This according to our source is to prevent a situation whereby the faction will be schemed out as witnessed in Osogbo South West PDP congresses when some of the faction’s leaders were prevented from voting at the venue.
New Nigerian recalled that Governor Seyi while receiving the report of the Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola led seven-man reconciliation committee Makinde on Thursday said there is the need for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to get all its tendencies together in the South West and Nigeria.
Governor Makinde stressed that this was as a result of the recent defections of some PDP  members to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) .
” Between when this committee was set up and now, I believe two governors from the party’s platform have defected to the APC. A number of our lawmakers at the national level; senators, members of the House of Representatives are defecting. Yes, the Congress has basically come and gone but our party is still in need of getting all the tendencies together, not just in the South-West but even nationally” , he said.

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