Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola
Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
A fresh crisis has hit the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the sack of the National Secretary of the party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
THISDAY investigation revealed that lack of internal democracy within the party is also compounding the crisis. THISDAY findings in Osogbo, the state capital, yesterday confirmed that the removal of Oyinlola has triggered off a new struggle for power over who becomes the leader of the party in the state.
Also, candidates aspiring to fly the party’s flag in the 2014 general elections in the state are not finding it easy as well. But THISDAY was informed that Senator Iyiola Omisore may emerge as the new leader because of his position and influence within the PDP in the state.
Other aspirants jostling for the leadership position are Senator Olasunkanmi Akinlabi, Alhaji Akinade, Fatai Akinbade, Hon. Wole Oke and Alhaji Lati Bakare.
However, with lack of internal democracy already causing problem within the party, the aspirants seem not to be together and may fall apart at the end of the day, thus deepening the crisis.
Reacting to the crisis when contacted yesterday, PDP Secretary in the state, Prince Bola Ajao, said what is happening to PDP in Osun was unfortunate being the largest political party in the South-west with good followership.