Osun PDP crisis: Mark leads reconciliation committee

Senator David Mark
Senator David Mark

A former President of the Senate, David Mark, is leading other members of the Peoples Democratic Party in a bid to resolve the lingering crisis Osun State chapter of the party following its governorship primaries.

Although Ademola Adeleke, a serving senator, was declared the winner of the primaries, Akin Ogunbiyi and other aspirants rejected the results, claiming it was rigged in favour of Mr Adeleke.

Two members of the party also dragged the candidate before an Osun High Court, questioning his eligibility to contest the election.

Mr Mark had earlier led a committee to Ekiti State where he tried to reconcile aggrieved aspirants who felt cheated out of their aspirations to become governor.

Mr Mark’s effort in Ekiti did not yield result, as the aggrieved aspirants later defected to the All Progressives Congress which won the Ekiti governorship election.

The PDP’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, while confirming the development on Monday, said the outcome of the PDP primaries stands and as such, Mr Adeleke remains the candidate of the party.

He however said Mr Mark’s peace and reconciliation team would bring all members of the party together to work for Adeleke for the victory of the party.

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