A chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo State, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeniyan, has explained why he decided to boycott the reconciliatory meeting of the party.
According to him, he decided to shun the meeting because of his safety.
It will be recalled that that former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and some PDP chieftains were in Ibadan on Tuesday to reconcile some aggrieved members of the party.
It was, learnt that Olopoeniyan and other aggrieved members of the party did not attend the meeting held at the government House.
Olopoeniyan maintained that he shunned the government House meeting because of his security
He said that what he and other members of the party want was stability of the party.
“After the meeting in the hotel, I decided not to go for the enlarged meeting at the Government House because of my safety. The government is hobnobbing with Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, also known as Auxillary.
“But the committee has not given any judgment. The committee said they gave the governor till the end of this month (August) to reconcile all the aggrieved members. I believe Saraki-led committee would do the right thing. But I don’t have confidence in Seyi Makinde, until I see it done.
“We have not left the party. It is our party. We are together. We don’t want the party to be in disarray. Saraki said he would not allow anyone to destabilize the party. I am not asking for anything other than the party to be a united one.
“One of the requests that we tabled before the committee is that the PDP executive council in the state should be dissolved. Let the caretaker committee be set up. We are preparing for the congress. Let the caretaker committee organise the congress. All I wanted is the stability of the party.”