The ‘spirit of division’ took over the atmosphere in Osun State PDP shortly after the September 22, 2018 governorship election.
Two people; Hon. Soji Adagunodo and Chief Sunday Bisi had laid claims to Osun State PDP chairmanship.
Though there are also two separate state secretariats in Osogbo, the National Working Committee, however, recognizes only Sunday Bisi as chairman. A recent court ruling also supported his assertions.
Two among the three PDP members of the House of Representatives in the state; Hon. Taofeek Ajilesoro and Hon. Bamidele Salam belong to the Adeleke’s camp while Hon. Wole Oke is supporting Adagunodo.
Peace prospects emerged ‘in the air’ on Monday, 15 March 2021.
A peace meeting that recorded an interface between the two camps was held in Abuja. The meeting was presided over by former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
The meeting which began at 12 pm had Hon. Soji Adagunodo, Major R.A Towobola, Hon. Wale Ojo, Comrade Seyi Bamidele, Alhaji Jide Bakare Awuyewuye, Alhaja Fausat Sarumi-Adebanjo, Hon. Adelani Ajanaku, Dr. Emmanuel Monye, Alhaji Yisa Bello and Alhaji Remi Arogundade as representatives of the Adagunodo’s camp.
The state PDP Chairman, Hon. Sunday Bisi, Deputy National Publicity Secretary; Prince Diran Odeyemi, Senator Kola Ogunwale, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa, Hon. Ibukun Fadipe, Akogun Lere Oyewumi, Elder Sunday Atidade, Prince Bola Ajao, Barrister Niyi Owolade and Dr. B.T. Salam represented the Senator Ademola Adeleke’s camp.
Governorship election holds in Osun State next year.
Saraki had a few days to the September 22, 2018 governorship election taken similar steps which eventually made all party members worked as a team during the election.
Many are asking if there would be a repeat of 2018 ahead of the 2022 gubernatorial election?