Rumpus In Osun PDP As Officials Were Suspended

THINGS are no longer at ease with the Peoples Democratic Party {PDP}, Osun State chapter, as an intra-party crisis has led into suspension of some key officials in the state. It would be recalled that some party chieftains were at logger-heads with the Ife-South Local Government Council Chairman, Mr. Yinusa Adebisi over the way he…”
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January 8, 2009 1:44 pm
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THINGS are no longer at ease with the Peoples Democratic Party {PDP}, Osun State chapter, as an intra-party crisis has led into suspension of some key officials in the state.

It would be recalled that some party chieftains were at logger-heads with the Ife-South Local Government Council Chairman, Mr. Yinusa Adebisi over the way he allegedly manoeuvred the composition of the local chapter executive members of the party.

Information has it that aside from the state party officials that were suspended as a result of the war of attrition, the council vice chairman, one Mr. Ajibola Ismaila Famoriyo may soon join the fray, as his suspension plot from the party has reached an advanced stage.

It was alleged that the meeting, where the suspension of the party officials were perfected was presided over by the leader, who doubles as the state governor, a situation that further enraged the aggrieved PDP members, who reportedly perceived the scenario as favouritism.

Checks showed that the embattled council boss has an identity problem in the council area, as some party supporters believed that he is a nephew to the governor from Okuku, Odo-Otin Local Government Council Area, whose father (Pa Yinusa) came to Onigbodogi Village for farming some years ago.

It was believed that the state helmsman gave him (Adebisi) an unalloyed support during his chairmanship election because of the blood relationship between the duo, above the indigenes of Ife-South, council area who contested with him.

Meanwhile, an inside source, who spoke to OSUN DEFENDER hinted that a strong factor that was causing ripples in the party was the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Niyi Owolade, saying that he was using his closeness to the governor to manipulate the affairs of the party in the council area to serve his whims and caprices.

The source further reiterated that the council chairman was earlier prevailed upon not to inaugurate the then newly-selected party executive members, saying that they (exco) were loyalists of Owolade, but when he deified the advice, the consequence was the violent crisis that recorded the razing of almost 32 vehicles and vandalisation of properties, worth several millions of naira.

It was reliably gathered that workers who deserted the crisis-ridden council are yet to return for fear of being attacked by political hooligans, who are daily threatening fire and brimstone against one another.

By SOLA JACOBS

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