By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders across the three Senatorial Districts in Oyo State at the weekend vowed to resist plans by the party’s national Secretariat at tampering with the elected state executives.
Oyo PDP leaders from the Senatorial Districts in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by its State Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem
Olatunji after the senatorial meeting across the three senatorial districts expressed their readiness
to resist any form of imposition and impunity from national secretariat of the party
While passing vote of confidence in the leadership of the party executives from the wards to state levels under the chairmanship of Alhaji Omokunmi Mustapha as well as affirming former governor of the State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja as the leader of the party in the State, the Senatorial leaders threatened
that any attempt by the National leadership of the party to tamper with the present structure of the party leadership in the State may leave them with no option than to leave the party en mass.
“Consequent upon the meeting of the Oyo Central, Oyo North and Oyo South Senatorial Districts, the meeting came up with the following resolutions: that the entire party members and leadership in the three senatorial districts completely throw their weight behind the leadership of the party state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja in his fight against imposition and impunity of whatever forms within the party.” it said.
The Oyo PDP Senatorial leaders added ” we dissociate ourselves from the sentiments expressed by a politician as was published on Nigerian Tribune with title ‘Ladoja cannot intimidate Oyo PDP’. The self acclaimed leader did not speak the minds of teaming PDP members in Oyo Central Senatorial District.”
“That we re affirm our support and belief in the stewardship of all members of the State executive committee of the party as it presently constituted under the leadership of Omokunmi Mustapha as the Chairman. We associate completely with the position of the leader of our party in the State, that all forms of imposition and impunity hereby rejected and should not be tolerated no matter how little.”
They empbasizef ‘that anything contrary to this will be vehemently rejected. Nevertheless, the meeting pleaded with all and sundry who are still nursing grievances as a result of the last state congresses to bury their hatchet and join the Progressive train in order for all of us to ferry together to the government house in 2019″.
The leaders from Oyo Central Senatorial District that pass vote of confidence in the party leadership include Senator Ayoade Adeseun, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, Chief Bisi Ilaka, Hon Olasunkanmi Salami.
Others are Asiwaju Adeyemi Aderibigbe, Hon D. A Lawal, Hon Oladepo Oyedokun, Engineer Abiola Olaniyan, Hon Matthew Abioye, Hon Moruf Akinwande and host of other
It could be recalled that recently the former governor Rashidi Ladoja threatened to leave the party if the imposition and impunity from the National Secretariat to tamper with the list of party executives in Oyo state persist.
Crisis erupted in Oyo PDP as a result of harmonisation of the state executive which proposed sharing formular of the 26 state position in the party in ratio 14 and 12 between two groups loyal to former governor in the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and governorship hope, Engr Seyi Makinde despite the approval of the Congress that ushered the National Executive Committee (NEC) that validated the executive.
Rose from their senatorial districts meeting held at various location within senatorial districts, members and leaders of the PDP in Oyo South, Oyo North and Oyo Central senatorial districts