Internal crisis hit the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Oyo state as two caretaker committees emerged, threatening its unity in the state.
This development is in spite of a case pending before a court to contest the inauguration of a second caretaker committee by the National Secretariat of the party.
The inauguration has been challenged in a competent court of law on the ground that it interferes in the affairs of the party in Oyo state and the matter is pending hearing.
This development has been condemned by the state party leaders who insisted that the formation of a caretaker committee is alien to the party’s constitution and would be resisted through all known legal means.
The party in the pending lawsuit to determine the legality or otherwise of a state caretaker committee also expressed dismay at the decision of some members of the national leadership of the party to have resorted to self-help and undermined the case that is presently before a court, expressing disappointment and embarrassment at the development.
The Oyo state chairman of the party, chief Olusegun Akinropo, on Sunday, while reacting to the situation, warned party members to beware of the activities of those he described as the embattled caretaker committee, adding that no caretaker committee can conduct any party primaries in the state.