PDP to review decision on South-West Exco, Ondo official says

The Peoples Democratic Party

The crisis in the party’s south west zone, was discussed in Abuja.

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, is to review its decision to dissolve the party’s south west Executive Council headed by the former governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, top party official said weekend.

A review committee, under the chairmanship of the Katsina state governor, Ibrahim Shema, has been named, the chairman of the PDP in Ondo state, Olu Alabi, disclosed this to journalists in Akure, the state capital.

He spoke after a meeting of the state chapter of the party convened to review various happenings in the party.

Mr. Alabi, who had earlier attended a meeting of the party’s leaders in Abuja, said the national leadership of the party was shocked when the National Vice Chairman of the party in the South West Zone, Mr. Oni, presented the action of the zone, over the judgment of the court which the party relied on, before the Oni -led Exco was dissolved.

He said the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party was not properly briefed by the Oni’s led executive adding that the issue of the South West Zone was on the front burner at the Abuja meeting.

Mr. Alabi reiterated that there are no factions in the PDP in Ondo State, adding that there are only some people who felt unhappy about some happenings in the party.

He expressed hope that the aggrieved members would soon be reached to move the party’s forward.

The chairman also spoke on the recent Ondo state governorship elections. He said with the the evidence before the Election Petition Tribunal, the PDP candidate, Olusola Oke would come out victorious.

He said the party had taken appropriate action by filling an appeal in the court on the ruling of the tribunal which removed the party from the list of petitioners based on the fact that the party’s petition was signed by its director of publicity.

Earlier, the PDP candidate, Mr. Oke, has said that the rejection by the tribunal, of his application to tender the analysis of the voter register as it affected the election, cannot have negative effect on its petition.

Mr. Oke, who briefed the party members, said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had agreed itself that the voter register contained some names that were not in the 2011 voter register and which made the register to shoot up by about 100,000.


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