Following the decision of the National Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) dissolving some States Executives including Lagos, Otunba Segun Adewale has described the decision as injustice to his group and supporters.
In a press statement made available to Journalists today, Otunba Segun Adewale said the decision is a clear indication that the National Working Committee is bent on punishing party members believed to be loyal to erstwhile National Chairman, Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff.
Otunba Adewale argues that his executive was legally constituted after a well conducted State Congress May 2016.
According to him, It is clear that some forces within the zone were behind the dissolution of the South-West States involved which include-Lagos,Ogun and Osun. He wondered why Ekiti State executives were not dissolved.
He, however expressed satisfaction that Moshood Salvador led exco was not declared as authentic in Lagos state as this would have created a lot of set back for the party.
" Under my leadership as the Chairman of the party, we have remained steadfast in our pursuit of ensuring the party remains relevant in Lagos even in the face of intimidation. Despite the division in the party after the Salvador group encouraged our members to decamp to other parties which include Labour, APDA and Accord Party, PDP produced 4 councillors. Same relevant feat was recorded in 2015 election as we won some House of Reps and House of Assembly seats. We are hoping to consolidate on these achievements but to achieve this, the party must remain united, focused and devoid of internal betrayers" Adewale explained
Continuing, Adewale said " I had expected the National Caretaker Committee to have invited the warring factions for reconciliation meeting rather than this unjustifiable dissolution. I do not have a choice than to respect the decision. We will await composition of caretaker committee in the state to hand over the secretariat to them"
I also wish to reiterate the need to ensure all stakeholders are comprehensively carried along for inputs before the caretaker committee is constituted. Adewale said.
Otunba Segun Adewale