Oyo PDP Reaffirms Makinde as leader in S’west, Suspends Olopoeyan’s Loyalist
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo on Tuesday, reaffirmed Governor Seyi Makinde as the leader of the party in the Southwest, while those who are
undermining the position within the party have been warned to desist from such insubordination.
The party in a communiqué issued by the Working Committee on the trending matters in the party at the regional and state levels and signed by chieftains of the party which include, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, state chairman; Elder John Omikunle, Deputy Chairman; Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke, Secretary; Engr. Akeem Olatunji, Public Relations Officer; Alhaja Wulemot Ibitoye, PDP women leader; Hon. Olanrewaju Oladeji, Treasurer; Asiwaju Adekola Adeoye, PDP Youth Leader; Alhaji Mufutau Ogunremi, Oyo Central Senatorial Chairman; Alhaji Waheed Oluwakemi, Oyo North Senatorial Chairman; Elder Samuel Olawuwo Oyo South Senatorial Chairman; Arinola Hakeem Financial Secretary; Hon. Taiwo Alagbe, Organizing Secretary and Hon Olayiwola Omolabake, Auditor, stated that it unequivocally affirmed and identify with the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde as the authentic leader of the party in the southwest.
Held at the party’s secretariat, Molete, Ibadan, The communiqué read: “We also use this medium to announce that our position in Oyo State PDP is in alignment with the position of our amiable governor and leader of our party in the south west, Engineer Seyi Makinde. We will throw our full weight and we will do all that is necessary (Including working with other relevant and critical stakeholders from our state and beyond) within the provisions of our party’s constitution to ensure that Oyo State produces the next South West Zonal chairman of PDP for the first time since PDP was founded”
“The State Working Committee after extensive deliberations approves the reinstatement of all Executives of the party who have defected to either ADC, ZLP or other political parties from ward to local government level but participated in the 2017 Congress of the party and also participated in the coalition that contributed to PDP victory in the 2019 election.”
“After the considerations of multiple allegations of Anti-party activities against Mr. Taiwo Iyiola, the Ibadan North East Chairman of PDP by the executives of his local political ward and sequel to his suspension from the party at his ward level, the entire state working committee of the party hereby announces the suspension of Mr. Taiwo Iyiola as the Ibadan North East Local Government Chairman of PDP and as provided by the constitution of our party, the Vice Chairman, Mr. Isiaka Fatokun should immediately take over the leadership of the party in Ibadan North East pending the time we will conclude our investigations”
“We also want to implore those fanning the flames of discord in our party to desist from such acts as we will henceforth not tolerate indiscipline and public defamation of the image of our party and the government by some elements in the party.”
“We want to also implore the entire populace of Oyo State to support the governor of Oyo State in his quest to restore our state back to the pacesetting pedestals. We want to remind the people of Oyo State that we are just twenty months into this administration and we inherited a state that was badly battered, almost destroyed and our funds and resources seriously injured by the inhumane, wicked, unkind, unfair and the corrupt government of the APC and their failed leaders.”
“We want to thank the good people of Oyo State who actually separated the chaff from the wind in the current situation in Oyo State. We are certain and we want to assure the good people of Oyo State that our governor is working assiduously with every relevant persons, institutions, agencies and stakeholders to ensure that Ibarapa, Oke-Ogun, Ogbomoso, Oyo and Ibadan is more secured and conducive for all.”
“We want to say it with all confidence that under Seyi Makinde and PDP, a better Oyo State is assured,” it ended.