Oyo PDP exco passes vote of no confidence in SouthWest zonal chairman
Allegations untrue, says Olafeso
The executive members of Oyo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have accused the South-West Zonal Chairman of the party, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, of plotting to destabilise the PDP in the state.
They, however, passed a vote of no confidence on him and asked him to resign with immediate effect.
The party officials also accused Olafeso of planning to frustrate former Governor Rasheed Ladoja from the party.
The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, while briefing newsmen after the party’s State Working Committee (SWC) meeting in Ibadan, yesterday, alleged that Olafeso had colluded with others to rock the boat of the party and frustrate Ladoja out of the party.
Mustapha said that the proposal to share the 26 state offices neither got to the NWC nor the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, but was a secret agenda between Olafeso and others, prompting that the national chairman, Uche Secondus, to warn against tampering with Oyo PDP executive as currently constituted at last Thursday’s NEC.
He admitted that personal interest of some people in clinching PDP tickets for 2019 elections sparked the current crisis, urging such individuals to put the interest of the suffering people of the state who desired a change above their personal interest.
Besides, he said that the party would not accept any plan to frustrate Ladoja out of the party because he remains the leader who still enjoys massive support that could lead PDP to victory in 2019 elections.
Meanwhile, Olafeso said the allegations were untrue.
He said he was not ready to join issues with any member of the party but declared that the party is determined to bring peace to the state.
He said: “Our desire is to bring everybody on board and ensure that PDP wins Oyo State in the coming election. We cannot do anything to frustrate anybody out of the party but we must accommodate everybody and all groups to achieve our desire.”
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