South-West PDP crisis deepens as Makinde, Fayose host separate zonal meetings

Posted by News Express | 14 November 2020 | 1,235 times

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The crisis rocking the South West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took another dimension on Friday when some leadership of the party in Oyo State led some delegation of the party to a parallel meeting in Lagos with the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose and some other leaders of the party in Southwest.

Among the leaders who were at the meeting are: Chief Femi Babalola and Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeniyan.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde met in Ibadan with some lead¬ers of the party from the zone.

The Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, former Governors of Osun and Ekiti States, Chief Bode George, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Engr. Segun Oni, among others held a zonal leader’s meeting at Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, with absence of  some party leaders in the region.

 Engr. Femi Babalola Jogor, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, who were not in Ibadan meeting from Oyo State on Friday attended same zonal meeting called by former Ekiti Gover-nor Ayodele Fayose, a meeting which was said to be attended by bigwigs in Southwest PDP was held at Fayose’s residence in Lagos.

In a telephone chat, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan said he was not aware of PDP southwest meeting in Ibadan.

“I was not informed about any Southwest PDP leaders meeting held in Ibadan yesterday and I am not bothered as I was not invited, but the same southwest party invited me and others to represent the state party in Lagos, so, we didn’t have choice, our leaders called us and we have to obey,” Olopoeyan said.

When asked what they discussed at the meeting, he said: “I’m on my way to Ibadan now, please when I come, I will explain to all our party leaders and members. We went to the zonal meeting for the progress of our party and I can assure all PDP members in the state that the meeting is fruitful. When I come, we will all know the outcome, just wish me a save journey back to Ibadan,” he concluded. (Saturday Independent)



Source: News Express

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