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Osun PDP: Adagunodo, Faforiji’s Groups Fail to Resolve Differences, Head for National Convention



By Lukman Ayelabola

The factional crisis rocking Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is far from over as the two warring factions have failed to sheath their swords and resolved their political differences.

CityMirrorNews learnt that delegates from the two camps are going for the PDP national convention holding in Port-Harcourt, following the congresses held across the state to choose national delegates for the convention.

The Senator Ogunlewe led congress team from Abuja was forced to collect delegates lists from both groups when it was apparent that doing otherwise would further deepen the crisis of the party.

It was gathered that the delegate lists from Adagunodo and Faforiji was harmonized with the former getting 20 delegates and the later having 10 delegates, making 30.

The report of the purported reconciliation of Adagunodo and Faforiji’s groups has become viral on the social media, making it difficult for some PDP members who had been agitating for the settlement to believe it is not true.

Faforiji in a telephone interview with CityMirrorNews on Saturday restated his position not to recognise Adagunodo as the PDP state chairman, describing him and his group as pack of jokers.

The former commissioner said: “They are pack of jokers. There is nothing like that-settlement. Soji Adagunodo has been parading himself as the state Chairman of PDP in self delusion. He knows that he cannot lay claim to that position.

“We had parallel congresses, which generated two lists of national delegates for the national convention. The congress committee thereafter decided to harmonise both lists. I can assure you that our delegates will attend the national convention, but I don’t know about them.”

In his comment, Adagunodo said: “Yes, we are getting over our differences to some extent because since the beginning of the congresses, we have not been seating together to resolve issues but now, we have overcome that.

“I hold Dr Bayo faforiji in high esteem. I believe he cannot say that. He knows the truth and the truth will certainly set him free sooner or later.”

Findings showed that Adagunodo’s group was not ready to let go the PDP state executives that came to being in the last state congress, just as Faforiji’s group is insisting that there must be a fresh congress for the two groups to work together.

The national convention would, to some certain extent, determine the fate of the two groups in Osun PDP.