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Christian groups blame PDP for controversial primaries in Osun


Uche Secondus

Six Christian groups in Osun State have blamed the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the recent controversial governorship primaries in the state.

The groups, in a joint statement in Osogbo yesterday, said unless justice was done, it might be difficult for the party to win the forthcoming election.

The groups that issued the statement were Osun State chapter of Nigeria Prays, represented by Rev. Michael Adebomi, Nehemiah Initiative for Nation Building, representing Rev. Tunji Ayorinde, and Bro Olawole Oladapo for Christian Initiative for Nation Building.


Others were Christian Leadership Mobilisation Initiative International, represented by Rev. Theophilus Ayodeji, Rev. Walter Aworanti, for Movement for Positive Change, and Gospel Pushers Association, represented by Pastor Olatunde Babalola.

The statement reads: “We are a coalition of Christian Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) with deep interest in our country’s economic, religion, social and political life.

“At this point, our attention is shifted to Osun State and in particular, the preparation towards the forthcoming September 22, 2018 governorship election.”

The coalition explained that that they are major stakeholders in good governance, which conscientiously monitored the primaries of the political parties in the state.

While commending the parties for painstakingly conducting their primaries, they expressed concern that the PDP primaries were marred by irregularities.

They said the Governor Seriake Dickson-led electoral committee organised the poll to favour Senator Ademola Adeleke, who emerged as its standard-bearer.

They stressed that fake delegates were also accredited to vote in the primaries.

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