Many of us have been alienated, Osun PDP chieftain laments as party elects new exco
… Let’s reunite, Sunday Bisi tells aggrieved members
TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
The Chairmanship aspirant for the just concluded 2023 Congress of the
Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Funmiso Babarinde has lamented alienation of many party members by the leadership of the party in the state.
Babarinde expressed displeasure at how things were handled in the party in the build up to the State Congress held on Wednesday at the Osogbo Township Stadium, saying it was clear that the party has not learnt anything from history.
Notwithstanding his lamentations, the party chieftain congratulated the newly elected party Chairman, Sunday Bisi and other executive members of the party and charged the new team to hit the ground running for reconcilation of aggrieved stakeholders.
He said, “While I am not pleased with the situation we found ourselves in as a party and how today’s congress was conducted, I believe the party must move forward and be well-positioned to assist the government.
“As an aspirant for the post of the Chairmanship of Osun PDP, I must note and for record sake stress that the alienation of so many party members, the court process, and the non-involvement of so many stakeholders leave so much to be desired.
“And, it is unfortunate that we have learned nothing from our history as a people and past concerns.
“Be that as it may, I congratulate the new State Executive of the party and the new chairman, Hon Sunday Bisi. I really do hope he and his team will hit the ground running and embark on genuine reconciliation and ensure that no one is left behind.
“In closing, by every standard, a fragmented political party cannot perform optimally. Such is also not good for the PDP government in Osun.”
Meanwhile, the newly elected Chairman of the party, Sunday Bisi has extended hands of fellowship to the angry party stalwarts and members and urged them to sheath their swords.
Bisi promised to work assiduously in reuniting the party and making it strong.
Prince Bola Ajao emerged Secretary of the party among other 37 new officers who were voted unopposed.