Peace may return to the Southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the decision of the party elders to reconcile aggrieved chieftains across the six states.
A reconciliation team, led by the former National Deputy Chairman, Chief Olabode George, will commence the tour of the states on january 19, it was learnt yesterday.
According to party sources, the founding fathers of the party in the region were taken aback by the electoral misfortune of the party and the protracted crisis that has hit the troubled chapters during last year’s congresses.
The PDP has been losing grip in the zone. Last year, it also lost the governorship election in Ondo State. There are fears that the state may also lose Ekiti State to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next governorship poll, unless steps are taken to unite the party in the state.
The leadership crisis in the opposition party has polarised the chapters. It was one of the factors that accounted for the party’s defeat in Ondo State.
In Lagos State, there is a war of attrition between the two factions, led by Hon. Goke Salvador and Segun Adewale. In Ogun State, there are three factions fighting for the sould of the party. In Ondo, Governor Olusegun Mimiko and Chief Jimoh Ibrahim are at loggerheads. In Ekiti, the Ogundipe camp is fighting Governor Ayodele Fayose. In Osun, aggrieved chieftains are protesting the imposition of ward and local government executives.
– The Nation