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Haliru: Oyelese Expresses Fears For PDP

Posted: May 31, 2015 at 2:36 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladele Ogunsola,  Ibadan.

The emergence of Haliru Bello as the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman and the retention of Uche Secondus as Acting Chairman have been described as bad omen which may further compound the woes of the beleaguered party.

This view was expressed by former Minister of Special Duties and a founding member of the party in Oyo State, Wole Oyelese, who expressed worries about the current development in the party which he abandoned late last year for the Social Democratic Party (SDP), under the banner of which he contested Oyo Central senatorial election last March.

According to him, “one feels very sad to see how the party had been allowed to flounder and go the way it has now gone to this point of disintegration.

“It is equally sad and a complete disgrace that as the party in power at the centre long before and at the time of preparation for the elections and with all the resources at its disposal to weld all the elements together, the party could still be allowed to suffer the needless humiliating electoral defeat of the just concluded elections. Saddest of all is the fact that it is now obvious that the party has learnt nothing from its past mistakes.”

“Out of arrogance, corruption and complicity, all the complaints filed by committed party members about the conduct of the congresses and the fraudulent manipulation of results by inordinately ambitious individuals were ignored. The situation soon became a running battle among members and this greatly unsettled several chapters of the party throughout the country.