As the 2015 general elections approaches, elders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State have announced the reconciliation of the two existing parallel state executives of the party into one body.
Rising from a reconciliation meeting, which held at the Iyaganku residence of the former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Yekini Adeojo, yesterday in Ibadan, the elders declared that the party was now one under the leadership of Yinka Taiwo as chairman and went on to issue a quit notice to the Senator Abiola Ajimobi-led administration. They vowed to reclaim the state which they lost to All Progressives Congress, APC, during the 2011 elections.
Chief Adeojo, who addressed reporters after the peace meeting, also disclosed that the party had unanimously endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for second term, stressing that contrary to the barrage of criticisms against him by the opposition, he had done quite a lot to improve the lot of Nigerians.
Although notable elders of the party such as former governor, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala and the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Ms. Jumoke Akinjide were conspicuously absent from the meeting, they were reportedly represented.
Adeojo said: “No governor had ever done it twice in Oyo, not even Bola Ige. We have come together to show Ajimobi the way out in 2015. Irrespective of what they say that he has done, PDP will push him out. And we are by the decision assuring President Goodluck Jonathan of our support for his second term ambition.
“Despite the criticisms from the opposition, he is the next president of Nigeria, because the people know him and what he has been able to do for them”.