Osun Governorship: Saraki Committee Settles Ademola, Ogunbiyi Rift
The 85-member campaign committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the upcoming Osun State governorship election has settled the rift between the parry's candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke and Dr Akin Ogunbiyi.
The committee headed by Senate President Bukola Saraki settled the rift on Wednesday after meeting the duo in Osogbo.
Adeleke won the primary election conducted on the July 21 by polling 1,569 votes to defeat Ogunbiyi, who trailed him with 1,562 votes.
But Ogunbiyi rejected the results, contending that the primary exercise was grossly marred by malpractices, just as he vowed to reclaim what he termed his stolen mandate.
His rejection of the results led to a row between the two.
The row was heightened last week when the party’s National Organising Secretary released a list of the members of the National Campaign Committee with key members of the Ogunbiyi camp missing from the list.
It later amended the list to include Hon Adejare Bello, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi and notable others. Bello and Ogunbiyi were absent at the inauguration ceremony.
However, the PDP’s National Working Committee during the inauguration of the 95 member campaign committee in Abuja on Monday had directed the state party leaders to suspend all rallies scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday to allow them to hold the peace meeting with the aggrieved members.
Osun State is expected to go to poll on September 22.
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