Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:02 AM

Oyo PDP crisis worsens as members hold parallel congresses

Crisis within the rank of the major opposition , the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken another dimension as members held parallel congresses across the five geo-political zones in the state.

It should be noted that tere are five geo-political zones in the state – Ibadan, Ibarapa, Ogbomoso, Oke Ogun and Oyo.

It will be recalled that the ward congresses of the party were held across the state on Saturday.

It was gathered that parallel congresses were held across the state by two camps of the party in the state.

The two groups include those loyal to Governor Seyi Makinde and some aggrieved members of the party.

Dome aggrieved members of the party had vowed to work against the Governor.

The angry members alleged that the governor had hijacked the party, with a promise that they will organise their own congresses.

While the Governor’s camp was organising their own congresses on Saturday, the aggrieved members were doing same at different locations.

Makinde, while talking at the congress held by his camp in Ibadan, called for unity among members of the party in the state.

He urged the aggrieved members to give room for resolution.

One of the leaders of the aggrieved members, Mulikat Adeola-Akande, a former House of Representatives leader, said that parallel congresses were held across the state on Saturday.

Adeola-Akande spoke at her Isale Ora Ward 6 in Ogbomoso during the weekend.

She said “Parallel across held across the state.

“We are on our side and they are on our side at the same venue. That’s the report we are getting in all local government areas.

“We have told our people to orderly and peaceful. We already concluded and results are ready. The security personnel has signed it too”.

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