Concerns mount over factional interests in PDP southwest zonal congress
There is suspense within Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of its South-West Zonal Congress to elect party leaders for the zone today.
LEADERSHIP reports that the party leaders are concerned about the accusations and counter-accusations by camps loyal to the Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde and former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose.
The anxiety over the South West Congress is compounded by the crisis that trailed the North West Congress.
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The PDP national leadership had postponed the Congress twice over the feud between the Makinde and Fayose.
Meanwhile, the party on Sunday released the list of aspirants cleared for the election. According to a list released by the national organising secretary of PDP, Col. Austin Akobundu, the two chair candidates are Taoheek Oladejo Arapaja and Dr Olafeso Eddy.
As for zonal secretary position, the party cleared Chief Rahman Owokoniran and Jenyo Samuel Bunmi.