Oyo PDP crisis: Adeleke accuses Akogun, others of manipulating delegates’ list

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Former South-West Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Dare Adeleke, has alleged that the Oyo State chapter of the party held parallel executive congresses on Saturday in Ibadan as a result of the connivance of the state caretaker committee chairman, Hon. Tunde Akogun, with some party leaders to alter delegates’ list.
Adeleke made this allegation while speaking with journalists at the venue of a factional congress of the party held at Baptist Secondary School, Liberty Road, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.
He explained that all the interest groups within the party had agreed on the sharing formular and the delegates’ list but that to his dismay, Akogun and some leaders within the party altered the list by substituting the names of the delegates with their own people to pave the way for them to fill all the important positions at the state executive level.
Adeleke said “When we got this information, we protested and went to the committee, that if we are going ahead with a united congress, the original list of the delegates where five local government congresses have been nullified at the wards and local government should be used or follow agreed sharing formula.
“The agreed sharing formular was that the group that presented state chairman will have 13 positions while the group that presented state secretary will have 14 positions.
“But to our dismay, Hon Akogun connived with the other group in such a way that the group will present both chairman and secretary, treasurer and the same time share the remaining position with other groups.
“When a group is having the chairman, secretary and treasurer, you should know that that group is having the soul of the party.
“And I can confidently tell you that apart from Chief Yekini Adeojo who has quit active politics, I am the oldest member of the party in Oyo State, all these people who want to take the soul of the party by all means joined us later while some have left the party one time or the other.
“But I think with these congresses, the national secretariat will look into the issue holistically and harmonise the positions without favour or favour.

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