Those that have been hopeful that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State can survive the turbulent waters it has found itself may end up being utterly disappointed.
Parrots can authoritatively submit here that in the next couple of weeks, PDP will no longer be in existence in Oyo State – that is if urgent steps are not taken.
Investigations into the activities of the leader of the party in the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and his body language has shown that he is ready to jettison the party.
A source close to the former Governor of Oyo State told Parrots on Monday, “Baba Ladoja has been telling everybody that cares to listen that he is no longer interested in the party. He has granted at least two live radio interviews where he gave this indication.
“His main reason is that he has found it difficult to trust the Uche Secondus-led national exco of the party. They have been taking money from people and have flagrantly ignored the constitution of the party.”
When our source was probed further to reveal the next move of Rashidi Ladoja, his response “Meetings are being held to guide Baba on the next move. A strategic meeting will hold at his house in Bodija, Ibadan on Tuesday, March 13. Just wait and see.”
Meanwhile, our Parrots who understudied the group being led by a gubernatorial aspirant of the party, Engineer Seyi Makinde have also revealed that the youthful politician plans to abandon the ship of PDP too.
Said one of Parrots’ sources “Engineer Makinde is a man of ideas. He knew he may be shortchanged in PDP. That is why he kept minimal level of relationship with his old party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The party is the beautiful bride being eyed by dissidents from both APC and PDP. He is likely to announce his return to the party all things being equal next week before Ladoja leaves.”
Observers have thus concluded that if the above scenario plays out eventually, the two factions will probably leave with their supporters. Ladoja will leave with Jumoke Akinjide and others while Seyi Makinde will leave with Hazeem Gbolarumi, Senator Hosea Agboola and others.
Meanwhile, Senator Teslim Folarin, the party’s governorship candidate during the last general election left the party to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) towards the end of 2017.
The question is, who will then remain in Oyo PDP? Parrots believe only time will provide some kind of answer to this question after the politically volatile decisions of both Makinde and Ladoja.
Parrots will keep readers posted on developments. Watch out…
Packaged by Alice Egbedele