Nigeria: Osun PDP shuns Oyinlola, backs Jonathan, Tukur
The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has pledged its loyalty to President Goodluck Jonathan and the faction of the party led by Alhaji Bamangar Tukur.
In a veiled attempt to distance itself from the stance of the former National Secretary of the party, Olagunsoye Oyinlola’s open alignment with the Atiku Abubakar’s faction of the party last Saturday, the State Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Monday, said the state chapter of the party took the position to support Jonathan and Tukur-led faction after a meeting of the PDP leaders in Osun State, held in Abuja.
According to Olaoluwa, the stakeholders’ meeting of the Osun PDP had in attendance a member of the Board of Trustees of the party, Alhaji Shuaibu Oyedokun; Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada; Dr. Olu Alabi; Jide Adeniji, Senator Iyiola Omisore; Chief Abiola Ogundokun; and Chief Francis Fadahunsi, among others.
The PDP chairman said the party in the state remained formidable and would not support fractionalisation. It also urged any member that had any issue with the party to follow the path of dialogue, rather than being confrontation.
The statement read in part, “Osun state chapter of the PDP has dissociated itself from the group that broke out of the PDP, while passing a vote of confidence on the leadership of the party at the national level.” Via Punch