Southwestern state presidents of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenged Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde to get rid of the party, after warning the National Working Committee (NWC ) of the party against the postponement of the Southwestern Congress party.
PDP had set April 10 for the event to be held in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.
However, Makinde, in a statement issued by his press assistant Taiwo Adisa, warned the NWC against pressure to postpone the congress, saying it would be refused.
Makinde urged the NWC to shoulder its responsibilities and impose itself on the person (s) who “act as clogs in the party’s progress wheel”.
But the chairman of the PDP South West presidents, Dr Sikirulai Ogundele, in a statement issued on behalf of the PDP presidents in Ekiti, Lagos and Osun states – Otunba Bisi Kolawole, Adedeji Doherty and Sunday Bisi , respectively – noted that it was shocking. that Makinde could insult “the party guards simply because they chose to obey a court order”.
The statement read in part: “Who cares if he chooses to leave the PDP this time too?” Isn’t there even already a sinking ship in Oyo State, placing SDP and Action Democratic Congress (SDP) members above those of the PDP?
“Without apologies, Governor Makinde can do his best. He should stop threatening the party because he is no more a loyal and committed member of the party than people like us who stood with the party when he left.