A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan has insisted that parallel executives emerged from last Saturday’s ward congresses in the state.
Olopoeniyan also faulted the position of chairman of the ward congresses committee and the Edo State deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shuiabu during and after the just concluded election.
Shuaibu had after the ward congresses declared that the exercise was free and fair with no sign of parallel executives.
But in sharp contrast to Shuaibu’s declaration, Alhaji Olopoeyan who is a major stakeholder in the party said parallel congresses were held in all the 351 political wards in Oyo state but he (Shuaibu ) as the chairman of the congress decided to ignore another group base on the script given to him to act by the state governor, Seyi Makinde.
“Edo state deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shuaibu failed to carry out the assignment given to him when he said there was no parallel Ward congress in Oyo State.
, they need to ask him how many wards he visited out of the 351 political wards in Oyo state.“ Comrade Shuiabu did not only failed those who gave him the job, but he also failed an integrity test. He knew there was an ongoing crisis within the party in Oyo State and was aware that another faction obtained forms for ward congress from the national secretariat of party in Abuja, but unfortunately for him, he decided to cover up the facts and went to Abuja to lie that no parallel congress in Oyo State, even he got aware and confirmed that, parallel was held at the ward 11 of the sitting governor in Ibadan Northeast Local Government, ” he said.
According to Olopoeniyan, “Shuaibu never knew we got full information on how governor Makinde mobilized and paid N10,000 to some selected youth that collated the prepared Ward Congresses result for him at Carlton Gate Hotel or can he explain how fast he collated a whole 351 Ward congress results and left for Abuja early on Sunday? less than 15 hours after the congress.”