By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osun State chapter, has denounced Mr. Sunday Bisi as the acting chairman of the party in the state.
This came following a purported letter circulating on social media communicating a decision of the National Working Committee of the party over the appointment of Bisi.
The State High Court sitting in Ile-Ife had few days ago ruled that Mr. Soji Adagunodo was the chairman of the party before his resignation from office.
The court also affirmed the congress conducted under the leadership of Adagunodo and all other legitimate actions done by him, while in office.
But the Mr. Wale Ojo-led faction organised a rally in Osogbo on Friday to reject what they described as imposition of minority on majority.
Speaking shortly after the rally, Ojo, who was the vice chairman when Adagunodo was the Chairman said: “As you can see, our people from across the 30 local governments and the area officers have converged here today to show they are displeased with the position of the NWC.
“Let me say to you in clear terms, this is about constitionality and in the face of the law, I remain the valid and legally recognized state Acting Chairman of Osun PDP.
“If you ask me, I would tell you unequivocally and expressly that the letter sent out as the position of the NWC of our great party is a mistake and this mistake will be pointed out and corrected.”
Also speaking, a chieftain of the party and former commissioner in the state, Sooko Sunday Adewole said: “We have gathered to send strong signal to the Sen. Iyorchia Ayu’s led NWC of our great party to watch their back.
“They should desist from treading on the same path on which the erstwhile occupant of that office, Prince Uche Seconds, treaded— whom during his days turned party politics to personal business.”
A former state chairman of the Party, Mr. Ojo Williams also said: “The PDP which you all know is a democratic and law abiding party. What are we as a party going to campaign with, if we cannot obey a simple court pronouncement?
“If you take a keen look at our party constitution there is a place for supremacy of the constitution. What this implies is that, the dictates of the party constitution is supreme and in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
He implored the Ayu-led NWC to be cautious and never allowed itself to be used as a destabilizing agent rocking the boat of Osun PDP, stressing that now is the appropriate time for Osun PDP to recapture the state.