By DAPO AKINREFON
THE south west zonal executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has waded into the crisis rocking its Lagos State chapter by reconciling all the factions in the party.
Leading other executives to Lagos on a reconciliation move, the Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the party and a former governor of Ekiti State, Engr. Segun Oni, appealed to the factions in the state to work together in the interest of the party.
Oni, who first met with the some of the factions at the residence of Alhaji Shitta Bey with former Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe, in attendance, also had a meeting with some factions at the party’s secretariat in GRA, Ikeja.
Though the reconciliation talks were held at different venues, many of the party faithful turned out to see how it will end.
While speaking at the party’s secretariat, Oni urged all aggrieved members to come back to the table for resolution, saying the party in the zone was going through transformation that will position them actively for 2015 elections.
According to him, “The processes must improve in the party, we must change our ways and re-organise completely for 2015. They should all withdraw all cases against the party in the court as there will not be litigation in the party again.”
While prohibiting members from instituting legal actions against the party, he asked them not to engage in media war, saying such act will be considered aggression against the PDP and its punishable.
He called on the factions to team up and form conclave leaders at the local governments in the state so that the party could win Lagos and reclaim south west.
Those present at the meeting include a former deputy governor in Lagos State, Chief Femi Pedro; and Chief Demola Doherty.