In its determination to form a formidable opposition and eventual take-over mantle of leadership in Oyo State, come 2019, a group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, at a meeting held at the residence of one of the party stalwarts, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoenia, in Ibadan, launched what it called a ‘Reformed PDP’.
According to the convener, Olopoenia, the motive behind the move, is to reform the party and also make it a force to reckon with in the world of politics.
“We are gathered here today to reform the PDP in Oyo State. The last
session was marred with ordinate ambitions. By the time we hold our congress in March 2016, we will have those that can take the party to greater heights in place. The former leaders are not honest with most of us who are real party people and the PDP we are going to have now, is going to be a collection of new breed PDP members”, he said.
One of those present at the meeting, Prof. Soji Adejumo, while speaking with journalists, said “I am fully part of the whole process. This rebranded PDP will do away with politics of selfish, moribund unintelligent interest by some party leaders who struggled to take control of the party”.