According to report reaching oyogist.com, the crisis rocking Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State continues to deepen, a stalwart of the party, Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, has stated that Governor ‘Seyi Makinde was not interested in any genuine reconciliation with aggrieved members of the party.
He gave the opinion during a chat with Vanguard, following their exclusion from attending the party’s caucus meeting held at the Government House on Monday, where some other leaders of the party were present.
He said: “I have known the governor never to be a genuine person. He said he met with leaders of the party. Are we not leaders of the party as well?
“We heard the party chairman said he had reached out to us for the meeting. You need to re-interview him to tell you who and who he sent meeting invitation to.
“Even then, as the state party chairman who knows there is crisis in the party, ask him the personal efforts he made to reconcile aggrieved side, he only act as directed.”
“Some people said I did not attend Saraki’s reconciliation meeting held in August at the the Government House.
“Yes, I didn’t attended the meeting because the aggrieved leaders of the party had earlier met with the reconciliation committee headed by Dr. Bukola Saraki in the morning at an hotel in Ibadan.
“So some of us decided not to meet again with Governor Makinde for the afternoon’s meeting because it not necessary again; we had met the committee and made our stand known, that’s all.
“What the governor is doing will have great negative impacts on the chances of the party securing the state in 2023.
“Our resolve is that they should take the party structure back from him and hand over to leaders of the party. PDP is not his Omituntun organisation,” he posited.