A grouping, the Concerned Osun Province PDP members has alleged that Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, the Chairman of the Appeal Panel for the just concluded Peoples Democratic Political party, PDP, Osun ward congress has been compromised.
This is also as they accused the chairman of beingness swayed by financial inducements from Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo Province in tell for him to cancel the entire Osun Province PDP Ward Congress.
The grouping made this known in press release signed on its behalf by Gani Olaoluwa, a former Chairman of the political party in the Province.
The Concerned Osun Province PDP members claimed that Ogbeide-Ihama had told some political party leaders in Osun on Saturday that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo Province had directed him to modify the study of his panel and cancel the Osun ward congress in its entirety because the outcome did not favour some of his friends.
They explained that the appeal panel chairman also suggested that Osun PDP leaders should plead with Makinde otherwise he will have no option but to recommend the cancellation of the entire Osun Ward Congress.
Piece revealing that the PDP National Secretariat had late delegated a 5-man Ward Congress Commission with Senator Oker Jev as Chairman to conduct the Ward Congress on Saturday 25th September 2021, the grouping maintained that the exercise was real successful and absolutely loose of rancour and acrimony in all the wards across Osun Province.
The grouping expressed concerns that Ogbeide-Ihama had displayed a finish lack of integrity in the performance of the duty entrusted to him by the political party’s National Secretariat.
“Hon. Omoreige has been so hopelessly COMPROMISED that he resorted to pleading with 2 of our leaders to regain a way to regard Governor Seyi Makinde and plead with him not to cancel the Osun Province Ward Congress. What a shame! What an insult!
“A dishonourable individual similar Omoreige Ogbeide-Ihama should never once again be given a sensitive assignment such as this one that requires integrity and honesty.
“Osun Province is not Oyo Province. Seyi Makinde is Governor of Oyo Province and not Premier or Governor Full general of Due south Westward Nigeria. Governor Seyi Makinde has no potency whatsoever under the PDP Structure to tell the cancellation of the Osun Province PDP Ward Congress.
“We the bulk of the card carrying members of Osun Province PDP stand up by our successful Ward Congress held on the 25th September 2021.
“Governor Seyi Makinde has plain bought dishonourable Omoreige Ogbeide-Ihama but the results of the Osun Province PDP Ward Congress is not for Sale.”
There has been a running battle betwixt 2 factions in the Osun PDP with that of Sun Bisi which has the backing of the Uche Secondus led National Executive, supporting the aspiration of Ademola Adeleke as the flagbearer of the political party for the 2022 gubernatorial election in the Province, patch the Olasoji Adagunodo faction supports Akin Ogunbiyi for the same slot.
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