Breaking: Gunshots as security operatives whisked Fayose away from southwest PDP congress

Breaking: Gunshots as security operatives whisked Fayose away from southwest PDP congress

- Hoodlums have reportedly stormed the venue of the PDP congress in Osogbo

- A former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose was whisked away from the venue by the security agents

- Fayose had earlier accepted Governor Makinde as the leader of the party in the southwest

A report by The Nation indicates that there was pandemonium at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Southwest zonal congress on the evening of Monday, April 12, in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State. gathered that the incident occurred around 6:45 pm when some suspected hoodlums advanced towards the gate of the WOCDIF event centre where the congress was taking place in an attempt to invade the premises.

Breaking: Gunshots as security operatives whisked Fayose away from southwest PDP congress
Security operatives whisked Fayose away from the southwest PDP congress. Credit: @GovAyoFayose
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The report said that the former Ekiti governor, Ayodele Fayose was about to leave the venue when the hoodlums attempted to invade the premises.

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Security operatives, however, repelled the invasion through the quick intervention of Osun commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode and other officers.

The security operatives shot sporadically to the air to scare away the hoodlums after which they reportedly whisked Fayose away in a black tinted jeep unhurt.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that Fayose publicly accepted Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo as the southwest zonal leader.

It was reported that he made the surprise concession at the zonal congress taking place in Osogbo, capital of Osun on Monday, April 12.

The leadership tussle between Makinde and Fayose had heated up the zone, with the PDP NWC having to shift the congress from Ibadan to Osogbo.

The report noted that Fayose bowed having seen in Osogbo that he no longer enjoys the support of many PDP members, as many of the delegates appeared in an Ankara uniform, to show solidarity with Makinde.

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In another report, a chieftain of the PDP, King Okuneye, commended Governor Makinde for his leadership roles in the southwest of Nigeria.

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The party leader stated that the governor has brought a paradigm change of political leadership in the southwest zone of the country.

Okuneye said that Makinde has won the hearts of both the young and old in and outside politics across the divide with noiseless but purposeful rejig of Nigeria's polity, through infrastructural remold of the state.

The PDP leader maintained that going by the governor’s antecedents, he was convinced and pledged maximum support and unwavering commitment to the party’s symbol- Makinde in the region.


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