PDP in fresh crisis
A week after it won the Ibarapa East Constituency by-election, the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been hit by a fresh crisis capable of tearing it apart ahead of the 2019 general election.
The fresh crisis came following the removal of six names from the list of state executive elected at the state congress late last year by the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
Affected were the state secretary, Alhaji Wasiu Emiola (from Accord), who was replaced with Mr Wasiu Adeleke; the state organising secretary, Y.A Yinusa (from old PDP), was removed for Mr Alagbe Taiwo; and the financial secretary, Abiodun Ekolo, was dropped for Mr Akeem Arinola.
It was gathered that three ex-officio members of the state executive were also dropped from the list.
All the fresh additions into the state executive list are from the camp of one of the governorship aspirants in the party, Seyi Makinde, while those dropped were elected into the party from Accord and the old PDP.
It was gathered that the development did not go down well with the majority of the party leaders and members who felt it would scuttle local arrangement being made to resolve the disagreement that arose from the congress.