BY GBENGA OLARINOYE,
OSOGBO—A major crisis of confidence is brewing in the Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over planned removal of the state secretary of the party, Major Raphael Tewogbola (rtd) by a faction of PDP suspected to be loyal to one of the party’s three governorship aspirants
Already the state working committee of the party had scheduled two meetings for the Party secretariat this morning to consider a motion for the secretary’s removal.
Investigation further revealed that the first practical step towards achieving the removal started at the weekend with the collection of signatures from the Secretary’s ward in Ife Central Local Government area of the state calling for his removal.
The move was then followed by a senatorial meeting for Osun East Senatorial district which held at Osu yesterday, the reports of the two meetings will be tabled at today’s meeting.
Today’s meeting may, however, be stormy because the State Chairman who is allegedly leading the onslaught for the Secretary’s removal may receive a shocker and be confronted with allegations of wrong doings and a motion of no confidence may also be moved against him.
The state Chairman was alleged to be working for the success of one of the governorship aspirants who sees the Secretary as a stumbling block towards a plot to install him as Party’s candidate at the primaries slated for April 5, 2014.