The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun on Saturday held its local government congress to elect new leaders for the party across the local government areas of the state.
CityMirrorNews correspondent, who monitored the exercise at the Olorunda and Osogbo Local Government areas in Osogbo, the Osun state capital of Osun, reports that the congress was peaceful.
￼Speaking, a chieftain of PDP in the State, Senator Olu Alabi, assured the people of the party’s readiness to heed the call of the people of the state to come and take over from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, come September this year.
Senator Alabi who spoke in his local government, Olorunda, said “the people of Osun are waiting for us and I can assure you, we are ready to take over under the leadership of Hon Soji Adagunodo.
He assured that the party would do everything necessary to harmonise the aggrieved members, insisting that there is no division in the party.
“The Osun people are waiting for PDP. As the first gubernatorial candidate of PDP in the state, I have been in party politics for some times, I have not seen any government as horrible as this one. They are not starting any form of employment, they are not creating any employment, they are even trying to drive the little business away through exhaustive taxation.
A stalwart of the party in Osogbo Local Government, Prince Sakariyah Kolapo, maintained that there is no faction in PDP.
He said, “when you are talking about faction, that means we have two strong groups, and that does not happen in PDP.
He assured of the party’s support to Adagunodo,saying the aggrieved members have accepted to join hands for the progress and success of the party.
In a telephone call with our correspondent, Dr. Bayo Faforiji, expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct of the local government congress in the state.
He said the party’s Secretariat has decided to favour the side of Soji Adagunodo with their action and the way they acted in the state.
“They came to the state, went to Secretariat of a faction in Ikirun road, addressed them and went ahead with the congress without carrying us along.