The peace meeting convened by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), spearheaded by Senate President David Mark to resolve the crisis in the failed ward congress that would lead to the emergence of its governorship candidate in Oyo State was again deadlocked.
The National leadership of the party had summoned all the governorship aspirants of the party to Abuja, following persistent crisis in the conduct of party congresses in the state chapter of the party. WESTERN POST can authoritatively reveal that the meeting which began last Tuesday did not yield any fruit. Reliable sources close to the meeting revealed that the duo of former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin and Engr. Seyi Makinde walked out of the meeting due to alleged marginalisation and conspiracy by fellow governorship aspirants.
WESTERN POST gathered that after several hours of intensive debates and counter arguments, the National Leadership decided to give each of the governorship aspirants three local government each for the purpose of the primaries. The arrangement, however, got bungled when other aspirants, Alhaji Hazeem Gbolarumi, Dr. Owolabi, Engr. Femi Babalola Jogor, Prof. Soji Adejumo, Dr. Adeduntan, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja agreed to surrender their slots to Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala. The alleged conspiracy was said to have infuriated the pair of Senator Teslim Folarin and Makinde, who walked out of the meeting.
Consequently, the peace meeting was brought to an end, thus, necessitating the intervention of its National chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu who called for reconvening of the meeting. The Oyo state chapter of the party has been the hotbed of intra party crisis since the demise of Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu. Several efforts made by concerned groups and individuals including the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan to end the crisis had yielded no positive result.