Sunday, May 9

Primary Election: Aggrieved PDP Members Storm State Secretariat

Some aggrieved members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo East Local Government Area of Oyo have staged a protest to the state secretariat to demand for primary election than selection of candidates being insinuated in some quarters for the forthcoming council poll in the state. 

The protesters, who barricaded the governor’s office carrying placard with various inscriptions, claimed to have visited Governor Seyi Makinde’s private residence, and would proceed to occupy the party secretariat.

One of the leaders of PDP protesters, Alhaji Lukman Adeyanju, who presented the concern of the aggrieved members, insisted that internal democracy must thrive in the party.

The Chief of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde, Bisi Ilaka, who is also from Oyo had prevailed on the protesters even as most of them expressed their minds.

Chief Ilaka, who declined to make an official comment, however stressed that the PDP as a party would address their concerns and grievances.

It would be recalled that Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party had scheduled Thursday 4th for the primary which it later postponed

The party thereafter set up a five man committee to interface with aspirants and leadership of the party in the 33 local government areas of the state ahead of the election slated for 15th May, 2021.

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