SW PDP Zonal Congress: Stakeholders petitions NWC on doctoring of Oyo delegates list
As the South West zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for Monday, April 12, draws near, some stakeholders from Oyo State have petitioned the National Working Committee (NWC)of the party over an alleged sharp practices on the delegates list for the state.
A petition written and signed by Aremo Femi, and aspirant for the position of Zonal Youth Leader; Mubo Taiwo, Ex-Officio and Michael Okuntade, National Ex-Officio, alleged that there were duplication of names, impersonation and wrongful inclusion of names in the delegates list.
The petition was addressed to the National Organising Secretary, Col.Austin Akobundu (rtd); National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus; Chairman, PDP Reconciliation Committee, Sen. Bukola Saraki and former House Leader, Hon Mulikat Akande Adeola.
The petitioners also alleged that individuals with wrong and non-existing designation and offices,names of deceased members and names of persons that have defected from the party were also included in the list.
The petition read in part: “This is to bring to your notice that there are few errors on the delegates’ list that require urgent attention and correction.
“The following names were duplicated: Chief Sunday Ogunlade (Former Zonal Youths Leader); Hon. Dare Adeleke (Former Zonal Youth Leader); Hon. Oluyemi Taiwo (Former Speaker, OYSHA); Hon. Afiz Tijani (Former State Chairman) and Hon. Ogunremi Muftau (Former Chief Whip, OYSHA).
“Deceased: Chief M.F Adeegbe (Ibarapa Central) and Sen. Robert Koleoso (Saki West).
“Decamped: Sen. Ayoade Adeseun (Surulere LG), Barr. Koyejo Oyetunde (State Legal Adviser), Bale Lamidi Nafiu (Former Deputy Chief Whip), Biliaminu Ajana (Former Publicity Secretary).
“Sir, there is nothing like Elders’ Committee in Oyo State PDP. This is strange and should be totally discarded. Kindly note that Oloye Mutiat Ladoja and Chief Gabriel Layi Bale are not members of the said committee, their names should be removed immediately.
“There are no council chairmen in Oyo State presently, though election is slated for May. Oyo State Local Government is currently managed by the most senior officer of the council as an administrator.
“It is piercingly devastating that the name of Mr. Taiwo Iyiola was removed as the Chairman of Ibadan North East Local Government for his vice chairman. This is totally unacceptable and a constitutional aberration.
“Also, one Michael Ogunsina is never an executive member of the party but a personal assistant to Alh Wasiu Adeleke. It is a fraudulent act for whosoever put his name on the list as an executive.
“While we hope that the corrections would be effected as a matter of exigency and urgency, we wish everyone safe trip to Osogbo, Osun State.”