Crisis Rocks Osun PDP, As Omisore Ejects Party From Secretariat

THE last may not have been heard about the controversial congresses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State as its gubernatorial candidate in the last governorship poll, Senator Iyiola Omisore, might have ejected the party from its secretariat, located along Gbongan-Ibadan Expressway.

Checks by the Nigerian Tribune indicated that the party congresses held to elect leaders of the party from ward to state level had polarised PDP, culminating in the loss of grip of Omisore’s faction on the party’s machineries with the emergence of Hon Soji Adagunodo as the chairman of the party in the state.
Omisore’s faction, which supported the chairmanship of Dr Bayo Faforiji, had early last week, approached an Osun High Court and obtained an injunction, restraining the conduct of last Thursday state congress that produced Adagunodo.
A credible source informed our correspondent that Omisore had been paying the rent of the party secretariat since it started using the secretariat while another source hinted that the property belonged to Omisore.
But, Adagunodo-led state executive of the PDP vacated the party secretariat on Monday and moved its properties to another office facility, situated along Biket, in Otaefun area of Osogbo, fueling speculation that it had been sent packing from its former secretariat.
Confirming the development to our correspondent yesterday, one of the close associates of Omisore said, “Senator Omisore rented this secretariat and he has been paying the rent since. So, there is no way Adagunodo-led executive can come here with what they have done.”
He continued, “He did not pursue them but they also know that they can no longer come here. They have moved to Otaefun area. They have gone there to form a faction of the PDP. But, let us wait and see. We are still going to court tomorrow (Tuesday).”
However, when contacted, the newly elected secretary of the PDP in Osun, Prince Bola Ajao, confirmed the movement of the party apparatus to a new secretariat at Otaefun, along Ikirun road, but declined to give details of what informed the relocation.

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