Leaders and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun Sate have demanded an apology from Senator Iyiola Omisore for his reported supervision of the burning of the party’s flag at a factional office of the party in Osogbo, Osun State.
The Osun PDP leaders, under the aegis of Forum of Ex-PDP Political Office Holders, said they were shocked, saddened and disappointed at the development.
The spokesperson of the forum, Barr. Tajudeen Adeyemi, told newsmen in Osogbo that Omisore must within the next 72 hours condemn the barbaric action of his supporters.
He said: “It is a fact that his action was the peak of the senator’s self-determined war against the PDP, the party of which he has been a major beneficiary.
“In the light of the above stated facts, therefore, the forum of Ex-PDP Political Office Holders in Osun State thereby make the following demands: that Otunba Omisore must unequivocally state his stance on his continued membership of the party or otherwise, in view of the conflicting statements emanating from his aides and confidants in the last 24 hours.
“That in the event of Otunba Omisore choosing to remain in the PDP, he must within the same 72 hours withdraw all court cases instituted by him through proxies and explore the internal mechanism in the party to resolve any grievances he has.
“That in the event of a failure of Otunba Omisore to do the above, we will call the leadership of the party at all levels to take appropriate disciplinary action against him in order to show that no single individuals’ inordinate ambition is above the larger interests of the party,” the statement read.
The Forum apologised to the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus and other party members “for the disgraceful conduct of a misguided few who desecrated the symbols of our great party yesterday”.
It further stated that the conduct of those few elements does not represent the views and aspirations of the hundreds of thousands of genuine PDP members in Osun State who are working hard to ensure that the party records outstanding victory in the September 22 governorship election in the state.