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2023: We’ll Dump PDP If Leaders, Cabals Impose Candidates On Us – Members Tell Makinde
Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo State, have said that they will have no option but to dump the party if some leaders and cabals impose candidates on them.
The PDP members, under the umbrella of Concerned People Frontiers (CPF), made this disclosure during an emergency meeting held in Ibadan on Monday.
Our correspondent gathered that the primary elections of the party have been fixed for this month.
CPF has however raised an alarm that some leaders and cabals in the party have perfected plans to impose some candidates on the members ahead of the 2023 elections.
The group said that some leaders and cabal within the party are planning to impose some aspirants over others in a consensus through kangaroo primaries in some constituencies across the state.
Coordinator of the group, Adewale Ajani; and Secretary, Kunle Fasasi, while speaking after the meeting, appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde to guide against any attempt to impose candidates on the members.
The duo urged Makinde to call leaders and cabal who intend to impose candidates on others in order not to create more division in the party.
They added that any attempt to impose candidates will be resisted.
They however threatened that if the leaders and the cabals succeeded in imposing the candidates, they will have no option but to dump the PDP.
“We want to use this medium to appeal to his excellency, Governor Makinde as the father to all in our great party, the PDP, to appeal to those planning consensus and imposition through kangaroo primaries to desist from such act.
“Information available to us is that some cabal within the party, who have their tentacles across various constituencies are planning kangaroo primaries where genuine consensus has failed.
“We got to know that they have perfected plan to have filled the ballot boxes with votes of their preferred candidates before the commencement of the primaries.
“Any attempt to do that will be resisted and if they succeeded with the help of thugs, we would have no option than to dump the party.
“We have resolved to support and rally round any aspirant that may emerge as candidate if the primaries are free, fair and follow democratic tenets,” they said.