Makinde seeks unity among PDP members
• Says aggrieved party faithful should give room for resolution
• No any parallel ward congress in Oyo, Shaibu restates
• Lagos4Lagos Movement plans parallel congress on Oct. 16
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, at the weekend, urged unity among members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, saying that aggrieved members should give room for resolution.
A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, stated that the governor spoke at Ward 11 Ibadan North East Local Council. He said that he was happy that the people of Oyo State are excited about the ruling party (PDP) in the state.
He, therefore, tasked members of the PDP to stay united, adding that the time has come for the aggrieved members to bring their grievances to the table for amicable resolution.
The governor maintained that the PDP had come to stay in the state, adding that the party will soon take over power at the federal level.
BUT speaking with journalists on the exercise, Chairman, PDP Ward Congress Committee, who is the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, said that the committee did not notice any parallel congress in the state.
He said: “So far, so good. All the talks of having parallel election has not been noticed and what is key today is that the process has been peaceful.”
He said the party would settle all internal issues among its members amicably.
IN another development, a faction within the Lagos Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos4Lagos Movement, has unveiled the list of 36 state executive members to participate in the forthcoming state convention of the party scheduled to hold October 16, 2021.
The move followed the conclusion of APC’s membership registration and revalidation exercise, as well as the commencement of its congresses, which starts from the ward level, ahead of its national convention.
Lead visioner of the group, Dr. Olajide Adediran, unveiled the list, at the weekend, which has as the chairman, Sunday Ajayi, during a media briefing at the Liberty House Secretariat of the group, in Ikeja, Lagos.
Adediran, who was confident that the executive members, duly elected, would be recognised by the national body for the state convention, said: “There is no going back on this. It’s better for them to join us in a contest or lose out at the end of the day.”
According to him, all due diligence has been followed in line with the guidelines and constitution of the party.