Obasanjo’s PDP faction displaces Daniel’s from party secretariat

The Peoples Democratic Party

 Ogun PDP has had internal issues.

A mild drama ensued at the headquarters of the Ogun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a faction of the party loyal to former President Olusegun Obasanjo took over the building unchallenged.

There has been great rivalry between Mr. Obasanjo’s faction and another faction loyal to the former state governor, Gbenga Daniel. Both camps had struggled over various issues including possession of the headquarters, located along the presidential boulevard in Abeokuta.

For a long time, Mr. Daniel’s faction, which is being financed by a wealthy politician, Buruji Kashamu, had been using the secretariat for its operations.

However, the solace that Mr. Daniel’s faction enjoyed at the secretariat ended when on Friday, the former president’s camp ejected them and took over the secretariat.

While some members of the new occupants engaged in series of meetings, others in their scores were seen jubilating within the secretariat.

It is not clear why there was no resistance by Mr. Daniel’s faction in the takeover as it seemed an easy victory for the former president’s camp. It is also not certain if the evicted party is gearing up for a fight to reclaim the secretariat.

At the secretariat, the party’s factional Publicity Secretary, Bidemi Osunbiyi, said the ejected faction were illegal tenants of the secretariat.

“Yes it is true that we have taken over the secretariat,” Mr. Osunbiyi said. “We just held a meeting after the takeover, we are not fighting anybody, there is no thuggery.”


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  • Omooba Adeyemi

    Oladimeji Kayode, you are an uncultured youth that lacks home training or you refused the training or you are not a freeborn Yoruba man by refering to former President as Mr Obasnjo. At least you went to school and you should know that he is a Four-Star- General in the Army and former Military Head of State, an Egba high Chief and you don’t see what you can call him other than “MR”. Are you writing that to redicule him? You are a disgrace to Yoruba Youths and Journalsm.

    • Please dont take things personal here, i’m sure baba himself is less bothered with things like that…