The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Osun State, Hon. Sunday Bisi has alleged the erstwhile chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo of working with the ruling All Progressives Congress to destabilse the party ahead of next year governorship elections.
Bisi stated this on Thursday after the Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo gave a ruling extending his stay in office as the Chairman of the party.
Justice Sikiru Oke had earlier while giving ruling on a suit instituted by Adagunodo asked the two parties to pursue their case at the appeal court in Abuja.
Justice Oke said he seized jurisdiction on the case after the matter has been filed at the appellate court.
Reacting to the judgement, Bisi accused Adagunodo of colluding with APC to ensure their party remains in crisis ahead of the Guber polls. He said he will refuse to be distracted.
Bisi said, “Those elements led by the ousted chairman of the party, Soji Adagunodo, from all indications, have made themselves pawns in the hands of the ruling Apc in Osun State to cause us distractions towards the coming governorship election in the state next year. The issue here is no more hidden as these elements have surrendered themselves to the desperate antics of Apc to infiltrate our party as the last gasp tread of survival for their collapsing house of fraud.
“The intended distraction of dragging us to court in the first place is not an option for us. We will not be distracted , we refuse to be distracted.
“Our practice since I took charge as chairman of this PDP is all about our people and the overriding interest of Osun State. We have so far been able to reshape our party and restored hope. We have traversed the length and breadth of the state to reawake and reenergize structures and other support base for our party. These we will continue to do as the only party next in line to assume mantle of governance in our state.
Like I said, motive behind the present gang up against the party is clear. Their aim is to ambush us and jeopardize our chances at the poll next year. This we want to assure them will not see light of the day. We will work assiduously in line with our objectives and goals as a people, to strengthen the party and confine Apc to the dustbin of history in our dear state.
“To our party members and supporters, I want to assure you all, on behalf of my colleagues at the level of the State Working Committee, that nothing has changed. And nothing will change. If there’s going to be any change at all, is Our candidate becoming the next governor of Osun come next year.
“This party under our watch will not succumb to evil machinations of whatever guise, no matter where it is hatched.”