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PDP Governors Took Charge Of The National Convention

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The Peoples’ Democratic Party national convention which held on 30-31 of October 2021 was perfectly and strategically under the control of the governors and senior stakeholders.

All the governors were united to fight any monster in the party.

Like Arapaja, the candidate of Governor Seyi Makinde, defeated Olagunsoye Oyinlola, an ally of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, with over 1200 votes. Arajapa got 2004 votes against 705 by Oyinlola.

It would be recalled that in April, Governor Makinde had backed the same Arapaja during a supremacy battle with Ayodele Fayose over control of PDP in the southwest.

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose and Gov Makinde were locked in a battle for the control of the region. In the election for Southwest PDP chairman, Arapaja defeated Eddy Olafeso, who was Fayose’s candidate.

PDP governors were fully in-charge of the party structure. See the full list of the members of the NWC as influenced by the governors who controls their state’s party structures.

Mr Olafeso was disqualified by the Mohammed Adoke led committee from contesting in the Saturday/Sunday’s convention. Reasons for his disqualification was that he took the party to court.

To insiders at the party, the defeat of Olagunsoye is a strong message from the governors to the old guards, ‘we are in control’.

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Daily Tells understands that the governors has captured the political structure ahead of 2023 general elections.

“This election is the most important, the governors had to deliver Arapaja, not just for Governor Makinde, but to send a message to those old power brokers in the party. Olagunsoye is an ally of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and he is a former governor, who is going to control him?,” a source at the convention told DAILY POST.

The insider in the party said other old guards like Bukola Saraki, Sule Lamido, Babangida Aliu, David Mark and others are losing grounds to the Governors who have strengthened their grip on the party.

“If the arrangement with Iyorchia Ayu should scale through and the PDP gets a Northern president, Arapaja is going to be Chairman, he owes everything to Makinde. You know that Samuel Ortom orchestrated the emergence of Iyorchia Ayu, despite interest from David Mark.”

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