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PDP IN OSOGBO PROTESTS EXCO DISSOLUTION

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Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osogbo Local Government, Osun State have called for immediate reinstatement of the wards executive committees of the party recently dissolved by the state executive.

In a protest letter signed by the PDP leader in Osogbo council, Alhaji Adeleke Oduola and 60 others, they described the recent dissolution of the executive committees of the party in the 15 wards of the council as undemocratic and illegal.

'We recall with dissatisfaction how the democratically elected former local government executive committee was unilaterally dissolved and replaced with a caretaker committee. The caretaker committee did not conform with the PDP's constitution and aspirations of a large percentage of PDP members in the council,' they declared.

They noted that the purported dissolution would create problems for the party while rejecting the caretaker committee which was put in place by the state council. They alleged that majority of those chosen as the caretaker committee members were not card -carrying members of the party, wondering how a party desirous of victory in the coming elections could be sowing seeds of discord among its members.

Alhaji Oduola and others reaffirmed the confidence of the party members in the 15 wards in the democratically elected executive committees purportedly dissolved by the state executive led by Alhaji Ademola Razaq. They appealed to 'Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, other PDP elders and other stakeholders in the party to wade into the matter to keep the flag of the party flying in Osogbo Local Government.

However, the PDP's state Director of Publicity, Mr. Adeolu Adeolu said the party dissolved the ward executive committee without any ulterior motive but to move the party forward and make it all encompassing. It would be recalled that the decision of the state executive of the PDP to dissolve the executive committee of Iwo Local Government was also greeted with protest last week.