By Dayo Johnson, Akure
THE crisis within the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Ondo State, yesterday, deepened as a faction of the party said some leaders, for selfish reasons, have been frustrating efforts to reconcile aggrieved members.
The chairman of faction of the party, Dr Akin Olowookere, said, in a statement that “”the irreconcilable differences among the PDP chieftains in Ondo state is as chronic as a malignant tumour.”
“All the former senators and almost all the members of the House of Representatives and 70 percent of the former House of Assembly members are against the present structure as it is constituted in Ondo State,”he pointed out.
He added that the emergence of the governorship candidate for the October 20 gubernatorial poll “”is heavily flawed and the nomination characterised by abysmal undemocratic procedure, what kind of unity can the party attain under this circumstance.
“This is so as all efforts made by some leaders to reconcile aggrieved leaders of the party failed because this endeavour was championed by those who have their personal interests to serve”.
Olowookere noted that coupled with this is the collaboration of a top leader of the party with another opposition party adding that the leader “has continued to be a divisive factor in the affairs of the PDP in the state.