Ondo PDP faction demands caretaker committee

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PDP in Ondo State has been bedeviled with internal strife.

A faction of the Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday asked the national leadership of the party to dissolve the two separate executives in the state and appoint a caretaker committee.

The faction, which is led by a former Nigeria envoy to Greece, is not happy about the crisis that has continued to polarize the party.
A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the party’s faction, Tayo Fayanju, in Akure commended the National Working Committee of the party for appointing a caretaker committee for the South-West Zone of the Party last week.

Mr. Fayanju noted that the national leaders of the party are fully aware that the congress that brought the executive of the zone to office was full of flaws which attracted series of litigation.
He explained that the same fate befell the congress that brought the current executives of the party in the state to office.

The development he added, forced some aggrieved members of the party to not only challenge the action in court but also to conduct a parallel congress and put in place another executive.

The statement read in part, “We therefore identify with the resolutions taken at the Southwest leaders meeting with the Central Working Committee of the party in Abuja on February 14.

“The Ondo state PDP hereby admonish the newly set-up caretaker committee on South-west to be impartial, diligent and transparent in their assignments to ensure that all sides to the issues at stake are approached.

“The Ondo state chapter of the party similarly appeals to the national leadership of the PDP to urgently set up a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the party for a specific period.

“This will enable the party to settle down and to heal all the old wounds as well as put the party in the state on solid ground.”

Some aggrieved members of the party rejected the congress that produced the current executive in the state last year and approached an Akure High Court to nullify the process.

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