By Adebayo Fajinmi
The South West Zonal Caretaker Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declared that Governor Seyi Makinde lacked the moral justification to threatened the National WORKING Committee of the party.
They said the governor lacked moral justification to threaten PDP with defection to another party, having worked against the party in 2007, 2011 and 2015.
Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Daisi Akintan, in a statement on Sunday said the threat by the Governor of Oyo State Governor that there would be dire consequences if the South-West zonal congress was not held on Saturday April 10, 2021,was an insult on the leadership of the party.
Apologizing to the party’s National Working Committee, the Caretaker Committee described the statement as unfortunate and unbecoming of someone who used the party’s platform to become governor despite being inconsistent as a member, adding that, it was laughable that Governor Makinde could insinuate that members of the NWC were compromised just because they choose to obey the rule of law.
“We align ourselves with the position of the state chairmen that the PDP existed before Governor Makinde returned from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) under which he contested the 2015 governorship election, and if today or tomorrow, he opts out of the PDP, the party will remain.
“To us, the party is not an appendage of anyone, it is greater than all of us, including Makinde.
“We, therefore, urge that the NWC should totally disregard his statement and take it as the price the party must pay for enthroning a man who was never committed to the party,” the caretaker committee members said.