Peace has eluded the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, following the election of a new chairman, Soji Adagunodo. A faction, led by Senator Iyiola Omisore, is threatening to pull out. Correspondent ADESOJI ADENIYI examines the effects of the crisis on the party as the governorship election draws near.
There is no end in sight to the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State. The party became more divided, following its recent congress.
Since 2015, the troubled chapter has been factionalised. The struggle for the control of the platform by its gladiators has been counter-productive.
The leadership battle at the national level between Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Markafi took its toll on the Osun chapter. Its dust is yet to settle. Peace has left the fold and members, who are practically stranded and have pitched their tents with two major groups, led by Soji Adagunodo and Bayo Faforiji, now lick their wounds. It is not the best of time for the leaders, including former deputy governor and former Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman, Senator Iyiola Omisore, former National Deputy Chairman Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun, former Deputy Governor Olusola Obada, former Minister of Youths Development Senator Olasunkanmi Akinlabi and former Speaker of the House of Assembly Adejare Bello.
Last month ward and local government congresses exposed the division and irreconcilable differences in the party.
Members of the faction…