South West PDP: Oyedokun Does Not Represent Us

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Segun James

The leadership of the South-west in the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has denounced Chief Shuaib Oyedokun as the face of the geo-political zone in the campaign committee for Edo state governorship election coming up in September. The leadership under the aegis of the Lagos Collectives (LC) and in a statement signed by its chairman, Prof. Tejumade Akitoye-Rhodes insisted that it is an outright aberration to have chosen Oyedokun without consulting the leadership of the zone.

“It is an inverted logic, a very flawed and erroneous judgment whose implication borders on the ability of the Makarfi Caretaker Committee to make a thoughtful decision in this challenging time.

“Chief Oyedokun is hardly a reference of principled uprightness. He is not the face of the rallying leadership in his home state of Osun talk less of the South West. Chief Oyedokun is an unabashed extended linkage of the Buruji unhealthy political mercantilism. Oyedokun’s antecedents in the PDP primary in Cross River state last year still rankles with bitterness and disgust.

The statement cried that “putting such a man in the Edo Campaign Committee shows a lack of seriousness and a disrespect to a lot of leaders in the South West who have labored with forthrightness to stabilize our party.

“We hereby reject very strongly the inclusion of Chief Oyedokun, a well-known fair wind politician on the Edo Campaign Committee. We are ashamed and sickened that he was ever even considered! His name should be stricken off immediately,” the leadership cried.