THE chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ife North Local Government, Mr. Lekan Omisakin and four others are currently lying critically ill at the Obafemi Awolowo Teaching hospital Complex (OAUTHC) Ile-Ife following a ghastly motor accident along the ever-busy Ife-Ibadan Expressway, while savouring the judgment of the Court of Appeal over Osun gubernatorial election.
OSUN DEFENDER’s investigation revealed that immediately the court made its pronouncement over the matter, Lekan Omisakin in company of some PDP members, were racing back to Ipetumodu with a view to celebrating the judgment, in the personal car of the party chairman, when the accident occurred.
It was also gathered that the accident victims could not receive prompt attention from other motorists and passers-by along the expressway, as they were mistaken for armed-robbers, as the arms and ammunitions earlier stocked in the car, reportedly littered the accident scene.
It was also gathered that the victims remained unattended-to for more than one hour, before other members of the party arrived the scene and took them to Obafemi Awolowo Teaching hospital complex, Ile-Ife for treatment.
The medium also gathered that the party chairman had multiple fractures on his head and leg, which resulted into his spending a whole week at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, while the others were admitted into the male surgical ward at the Phase II of the teaching hospital.
In a similar development, sequel to the judgment by the Court of Appeal over the 2007 gubernatorial election in the state, the members of the PDP in Ile-Ife had started mudslinging themselves, while the cracks within the party in Ife East Local Government Council area continued unabated as the leaders of the party accused the Council Chairman, Mr. Gbenga Owolabi of non-performance.
The medim gathered in Ile-Ife that the leader of the party in the area, who also heads the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Wale Ladipo has expressed his regret over his support for the candidature of the current council boss, since he could not deliver the much-needed dividends of democracy to the people of the council area, like his counterpart in Ife Central Local Government Council, who embarked on feasible projects in the area.
While lamenting Owolabi’s performances, the SUBEB Chairman stated that he (Owolabi) had put the party in the bad records of the people in the council area.
So also, a leader of the party in Ife South Local Government Council Area, Pa Saka has carpeted the administration of Honourable Yinusa Adebisi, the chairman of the council, as the worst in the history of democratic governance in the area.
Supporting the claims of the party chieftain, Pa Adefiwitan Emmanuel, a community leader in the council area, while speaking with the medium in Labata, said that currently there is no government in Ife South Local Government Council area, since government’s presence could not be felt ten miles away from the council seat at Ifetedo.
The community leader, who took the medium to the village stream, which serves as the only source of drinking water for the village of over two thousand people, said nothing has changed since the assumption of the current administration in the council area.
He then lamented that the village ought to have by now have electricity, if not for the sudden termination of Akande’s administration, which resulted into the project’s abandonment.
By OUR REPORTER