In what appears to be a crack within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the South West, the zonal leadership of the Party has dissociated itself from a meeting held in Ibadan on Friday at the instance of Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde.
In a statement on Saturday by the zonal publicity secretary, Ayo Fadaka, said the meeting was unconstitutional and signals the beginning of anarchy.
The statement reads, “We declare that the zonal executive is constitutionally empowered to drive the affairs of the party in the South-West, and this is a responsibility it cannot delegate. Therefore any zonal meeting not convened by the zonal executive is a direct affront on the party’s constitution and an unlawful repudiation of same.
“This action signals the beginning of anarchy within the party in the zone and it will be absolutely irresponsible of the zonal executive to just ignore it.
“We are, therefore, left with no choice other than to report this development to the National Secretariat who will determine the appropriate response to issues of impunity like this.
“We must declare that the current executive committee of the South-West zone values very seriously the amity, understanding, and cooperation that exist in the zone and will continue to trenchantly ensure its sustenance.
“We also wish to implore all party leaders to appreciate the recent growth and development in the party’s fortune and resist any temptation to create any form of disaffection in the party capable of reversing our gains.”
Makinde had on a Friday convened a meeting of the party where they resolved to rebuild the party.
Among those that attended were Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun, former Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti, his predecessor, Chief Segun Oni, former PDP Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George, National Assembly members and other stakeholders of the party.