By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State has tackled Governor Ibikunle Amosun over his comment on the state of the PDP, saying that contrary to the governor’s insinuation, the party was not dead but waxing stronger.
State Chairman of the party, Chief Dayo Bayo, stated this during a reception for the National Auditor of the party Chief Adewole Adeyanju held, weekend, in Ilaro, Ogun State.
Dayo said Amosun and other members of the opposition party were jittery over the strength of PDP in the state.
Amosun had described PDP in the state as a dead party that posed no threat to his second term ambition.
However, Bayo said: “Despite the insinuation of the opposition that PDP is dead in Ogun State, we are waxing stronger.
“I want to assure you all that with the present structure of PDP, it has come to stay in Ogun State.
“PDP is now one and the oppositions are now jittery. With the ongoing reconciliation efforts by the party, we are sure of victory in the 2015 elections.”
… as Ondo CNPP members sack Chairman
By DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE — SOME aggrieved members of Ondo State chapter of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, weekend announced the sack of the state Chairman, Chief Ayo Isijola.
The state CNPP has been witnessing internal crisis which last week resulted in the leadership of the party sacking the state Secretary, Femi Ajibola and other leaders of the party over ‘anti-party activities.’
Others suspended members include the Treasurer, Mr. Samuel Akinbobola and the Financial Secretary, Victor Ogunbodede.
In a statement by the embattled Ajibola and 11 other members in Akure, they said it was necessary for CNPP to change its chairman in the interest of the progress of the group.
Isijola was accused of ineptitude, planting seeds of discord in CNPP, politics of acrimony, divide and rule, discrimination and financial impropriety.
Ajibola said CNPP had inaugurated a five-member caretaker committee to take over its affairs for six months after which elections would be held.
The caretaker committee members include Chief Yemisi Aladesaye, Chairman; Mrs Esther Ajibade, Deputy Chairman; Mr. Olusola Adeniyi, Secretary; Hon Olanipekun Adebeye and Pastor Lanre Betiku.
However, one of the supporters of the sacked Chairman, who is the Chairman of the Publicity Committee of Conference in the state, Pius Omojola, said the action of the group is null and void.
Omojola said Aladesaye and the other members had since joined Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and could therefore not claim to be members of CNPP anymore.