The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday visited a former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, in a bid to appeal him to him from leaving the party.
Members of the PDP NWC that visited Ladoja were the Deputy National Chairman (South), Elder Yemi Akinwonmi; National Secretary of the party, Senator Tsauri Umaru; and the National Financial Secretary, Abdullahi WaiBasiru.
PUNCH reports that a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide was also at the meeting.
A member of the NWC, Umaru, who spoke after the meeting, said there was no doubt that Ladoja was the leader of the party in the state.
“We are here to appreciate his support to the PDP. He has done it before and he will do it again. He is a young-old man who can deliver. Ladoja is PDP, PDP is Ladoja. Ladies and gentlemen, let us support him so that we can kick the APC out in 2019. He is the only leader in Oyo State,” he said.
Akinwonmi corroborated Umaru’s statement, adding however that Ladoja’s request would be looked into.
He said, “We are here to meet our leader, Ladoja and to bring peace into our party in Oyo State. We have listened to him and we are going back to the Wadata Plaza to brief other members of the NWC. By the grace of God, we have seen areas where we need to intervene. We believe that by the grace of God, peace will reign in Oyo State chapter of our party.
Ladoja had threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), if what he terms as impunity continues.
He has also asked the national body of the party to recognise the excos produced by his led faction in the state.