The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) faction in Osun State loyal to former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, boycotted the stakeholders’ meeting convened by the chairman of the PDP South West Reconciliation Committee, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, in Osogbo.
The meeting which was held at Ideal Nest Hotel, Osogbo, had in attendance supporters of the embattled chairman of the party in the state, Soji Adagunodo.
Speaking, Oyinlola explained that everyone, including those opposed to Adagunodo, was invited to the meeting as part of efforts to broker peace.
“I am hoping that by the time the national reconciliation committee will come, probably they would have changed their minds.
“What is paramount is the interest of the party, if they truly love this party, you cannot continue fighting.
“If we continue to fight and fight till election day, what do you want to tell the electorate?
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to them that they should sheath their sword. Why are we fighting? What are you fighting for? What we should be fighting for is how we are going to get to the government?
“How are we going to get the sympathy of the electorate and they would vote for our party? I think that should be paramount in our mind,” Oyinlola said.
In his remarks, Adagunodo expressed optimism that crisis will soon become a thing of the past in the party.