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Insiders Tip Oyinlola As Secondus Replacement

Former Osun State governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has been tipped to replace embattled Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the October 30 National Convention.

According to THEWILL, various interest groups in the main opposition, who have agreed to sink their differences and support Oyinlola’s candidature following ongoing negotiations and the politician’s national appeal.

His emergence came on the heels of a meeting of the National Executive Council, NEC, held in Abuja on Thursday, which effectively sealed the fate of the embattled ex-National Chairman, Uche Secondus.

Oyinlola is also said to be propped by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

69 year old Oyinlọla was worn in on May 29, 2003 as the governor of Osun State. He was re-elected in 2007 under the auspices of PDP, until the Court of Appeal nullified his election in November 2010 in favour of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of the Action Congress (AC).

Meanwhile, a former senate president, David Mark has also been tipped to  emerge as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Although consultations are still ongoing, it was gathered that party leaders are zeroing down on him considering his track record of service and commitment to the party both in and out of office, Punch is reporting.

A top-ranking member of the party leadership who craved anonymity said, “We are in the process of rebuilding our brand and sacrifices will have to be made by all of us for us to succeed.

Earlier, the National Executive Committee of the party, ratified the appointment of the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, as Chairman, 2021 National Convention Organizing Committee.

The NEC also approved the appointment of his Bayelsa State counterpart, Douye Diri, as Deputy Chairman while Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, is to serve as Secretary of the committee, according to Punch.

 

KOGI SENATE: PDP Youth Cautions Against Diverting Of Election Materials 

The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Frontier has called the attention to the leadership of the PDP over plot by some aspirants to hijack election materials meant for the party’s National Assembly primary election across the country, especially Kogi east senatorial district.
This call was made in a press statement signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Usman  Okai Austin  and made available to newsmen in Abuja.
The full statement reads;
“Our attention has been drawn to a sinister plot by some unpopular aspirants who do not mean well for the party to collude with some members of the primary committee to hijack election materials meant for their constituencies, especially Kogi east senatorial district.
We make bold to say that an aspirant, who’s a serving senator has boasted among his aides that he has perfected every arrangement to hijack election materials meant for Kogi east senatorial.
Our investigation reveals that aside Kogi east, some other aspirants are bent on manipulating the process to favor themselves.
We therefore call on our energetic national chairman, Uche Secondus, National Organising Secretary (NoS)  and the entire leadership of our great party to look into this and ensure that the party allows for a level playing field for all the aspirants.
Furthermore, we wish to state that Kogi state is a very delicate state, and Kogi east is a very important district in the state that our party can’t afford to you with. Already the PDP enjoys massive support in the zone and the state that the PDP cannot afford to allow to slip away”, he concluded.