Following the crisis rocking the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Osun State and the resignation of its state chairman, Bayo Faforiji, the National Working Committee (NWC) has set up a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the party in the state.
It also approved the appointment of Dr Sola Oladeinde as the chairman for the caretaker committee.
According to the national leadership of the party, Oladeinde was appointed as caretaker chairman to resolve the protracted crisis within the party in the state.
Recall that the intraparty crisis started when the party’s governorship candidate in the September 2018 governorship poll, Senator Iyiola Omisore and some members of the party formed a coalition with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the rerun election in some local government council areas.
The APC led government in the state recently rewarded SDP with two commissioner slots as Omisore’s running mate, Mr Wale Lawal and Taiwo Akeju were nominated as cabinet members of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
However, the national leadership of the party clarified that the appointment of Oladeinde was in consonance with Article 12.5 subsection (1)&(2) and 19.6 of the constitution of the party as amended in 2018.
The party charged the new caretaker committee chairman to as a matter of urgency identify aggrieved members of the party and reconcile them, in order to reintegrate them into the party.
It also mandated the Oladeinde-led committe to organise and reposition the party in accordance with the guideline from the national headquarters of the party.
Oladeinde would also streamline administrative and political processes within the party in relations to settling up Elders Council, intra-communication network, administrative offices, membership register, bank account, state, local and ward secretariat, signboards, banners, flags in accordance with new party policies.