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Fresh crisis in Osun PDP as Acting Chairman emerges

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There was confusion on Friday, December 24, 2021 as the Osun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced a new Acting Chairman.

The Acting Chairman, Barrister Wale Ojo, according to sources belonged to the Olasoji Adagunodo faction of the party in the state.

Barrister Wale Ojo is the Former Senatorial Chairman of PDP representing Osun East Senatorial district.

The appointment was arrived at after the ratification of a resolution by some stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State.

Wale Ojo’s appointment, it was noted was intended to fill the vacuum created by the exit of Adagunodo as the Vice Chairman, South West of the party.

The Stakeholders from all the local government areas in the State said the move became necessary sequel to an Osun State High Court order recognising and affirming that all actions taken by Adagunodo while in office as chairman were valid and legal.

In his acceptance speech, the new factional Acting Chairman who stated that it was time for party members work together as one big family promised to ensure members were on the same page.

He also vowed to use his position to push the party over the edge.

Meanwhile, the embattled chairman of the party in the state, Sunday Bisi had described the action of some of the party leaders who ratified Ojo as acting state party chairman as a charade

Speaking through the Media Director of the party, Bamidele Olabamiji, Bisi said his legal team was studying the court judgement which nullified him as substantive chairman of the party in Osun State for an appeal.

While referring to the referendum that ratified Wale Ojo as Acting Chairman as a kangaroo selection process, he maintained that Sunday Bisi still remains the party chairman in the state as the organisers of the referendum did not carry all the concerned stakeholders along.

Olabamiji added that the individuals who branded themselves as stakeholders should not be seen and taken seriously.

Four of the aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket for the next year’s gubernatorial election in the State, Sanya Omirin, Akin Ogunbiyi, Alhaji Fatal Akinbade and Dele Adeleke were present at the meeting.