James Sowole in Akure
The leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has begun discussions with some political parties ahead of the 2019 general election in the country.
The SDP Chairman in Ondo State, Chief Korede Duyile, who disclosed this at its meeting saying the outcome of the discussion with other parties would not only be beneficial to the party but also the country at large
According to the SDP chairman, the parties was discussing with others that have similar philosophy and ideology to benefit the nation.
He said the desire of the party was to have genuine democrats to flow together and provide fresh and trustworthy leadership to the people of the country and also ensure people-friendly process of national development.
The leadership of the party at the meeting passed a vote of confidence on its leadership under Duyile, describing him as a leader worth emulating as a result of his political experience.
The leadership of the party noted that the party remained a formidable platform in the state, saying the party is as strong as it was before, during and after the last governorship election in the state.
The action was contained in a communiquÃ© issued at the end of the meeting and was signed by the state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Remi Olayiwola.
The communiquÃ© said the suspension of three members of the state executive would be sustained, adding that the national secretariat of the party would soon give a final verdict on the final expulsion of the erring members.
The party explained that â€œthe three officials deliberately lured unsuspecting members of the SDP in the state into an authorised and unconstitutional meeting with another political party contrary to the constitution of the party.â€
Earlier, the SDP deputy governorship candidate in the last election in the state, Mrs. Modupe Martins, expressed appreciation to members of the party, for their support for the partyâ€™s flagbearer in the election, Dr. Olu Agunloye.
She commended the members for their impressive turn out at the meeting, saying â€œthis is an indication that SDP remained the credible alternative in the state.â€