- The venue for the PDP southwest zone congress has been moved to Osun
- PDP has also changed the date of the congress to Monday, April 12
- The opposition said the despite the changes, it will work will all stakeholders to ensure a hitch-free congress
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The South-West zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been shifted to Monday, April 12, by the party's National Working Committee (NWC).
The PDP's NWC made this decision on Thursday, April 8, after serious consultations with its principal members.
Moreover, the congress has been moved from Ibadan to Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the party's national spokesman, in a tweet said the PDP will work with all stakeholders to achieve a smooth congress in the zone.
The tweet read:
“The PDP urges all leaders of our party, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party in the South-West and the nation at large to be accordingly guided.
"The @OfficialPDPNig urge all leaders of our party, critical stakeholders, and teeming members of our party in the Southwest and the nation at large to be accordingly guided."
Meanwhile, a straight message had been sent to Governor Seyi Makinde: Shape up or ship out.
The message was delivered by state chairmen of the PDP in the South-West.
According to them, they are tired of the divisive acts of the Oyo state governor. In fact, they described him as a major problem of the party. They disclosed this in a statement after their meeting.
The chairmen who attended the meeting were those of Ogun, Ekiti, Lagos and Osun states respectively.
The statement read in part:
“We, the chairmen of PDP in Ogun, Osun, Ekiti and the Lagos states met in Lagos today, to review events concerning the zonal congress of the party.
“To us, Governor Makinde has remained the problem of the party in the South-West zone. We have never had a divided zonal congress until now that he is a governor.
“The whole zone is tired of his divisive acts. He should make his threat real and defect to any other party of his choice as he has been doing since 2007. “We say it clearly that if he has any action to take, let him go ahead and take it now."