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How Oyinlola Was Adopted By Osun PDP As Deputy Chairmanship Candidate

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola
Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Elected and statutory delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State have resolved to support former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, for the post of the national deputy chairman (south) in the election that comes up in this weekend’s national convention.

They have also condemned the disqualification of former national secretary of the party, Prof Wale Oladipo, for the post, saying it is a rape of democracy and an attempt by Governor Seyi Makinde to plant a pliable candidate.

According to a communique made available to the media in Abuja, on Thursday, the decision to support Oyinlola was reached after “an exhaustive deliberation on the forthcoming national convention of our party as it relates to the issue of post zoned to Osun State.”

Signed by Hon Sunday Bisi, State chairman; Senator Ademola Adeleke and Prof Oladipo, the communique stated: “That the position of Deputy National Chairman of PDP (South) that has been micro-zoned to Osun State at a meeting presided over by H.E Governor Seyi Makinde in Abuja still stands.

“That the unwarranted, orchestrated and out-rightly illegal exclusion of Prof. Wale Oladipo from standing for election as Deputy National Chairman (South) is nothing but a rule of democracy.

“The reason is to smuggle in a weak and pliable candidate into that exalted office knowing fully well that Prof. Oladipo has the National reach to get easily elected at the convention.

“As a result of Prof Wale Oladipo’s exclusion, Gov Oyinlola remains the only aspirant from Osun state for the position of Deputy National Chairman (South) of our party at the convention.

“That, we vehemently oppose the attempt by Gov. Seyi Makinde to hijack what has been micro-zoned to Osun State. After all, Oyo State already occupies the South-West Chairmanship of the party in the person of Amb. Arapaja, who is a member of the National Working Committee.

“We, therefore, unanimously agreed that all elected and statutory delegates from Osun State to the PDP National Convention should cast our votes for Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the only candidate from Osun State for the position of Deputy National Chairman (South).

“We equally appeal to all the delegates from other states in Nigeria to support the candidature of Prince Oyinlola by voting massively for him at the convention.”

Credit: tribuneonlineng.com

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