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Oyo PDP pledges transparency in choice of guber candidate

29 April 2014, 16:16

Ibadan - The PDP in Oyo State says the process of picking the governorship candidate of the party for the 2015 election will be transparent.

Yekini Adeojo, the Chairman of the Oyo State PDP Elders Committee, said this in Ibadan on Monday after its meeting.

"The post of governorship candidate of PDP has not been given to anybody. Instead, it is still open to all interested members," he said.

The committee was set up to harmonise the interests of party members who had been divided along factional lines.

Adeojo, who said that the party would pick its candidate either through consensus or election, pledged fair play and transparency in the process.

He also said that the committee was making progress in re-uniting members who were divided into factions.

On the absence of  leading party members like a former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao- Akala, Minister of State for  FCT, Jumoke Akinjide, and Sen. Teslim Folarin, at the committee’s meetings, Adeojo  said efforts were on to carry everybody along.

"The Elders Committee has been trying to settle the matter amicably without resort to litigation," he said.

He cited the case of Alao Akala who he said was being intimated about  the party's activities  inspite of his absence at  meetings. 

-    NAN

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