Osun PDP reconciliation suffers setback

The current effort by a group of elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State to mend fence among factional members may have suffered a setback.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that a meeting, scheduled for Monday, in Osogbo, the state capital, could not hold to the chagrin of enthusiastic members who had looked up to it as a step to achieving early reconciliation.

Like the National Working Committee of the party, which has lately been engulfed in crisis, Osun State chapter, also has its fair share resulting into the emergence of two factional leaders.

However, an elder of the party, Chief Jinadu Suberu dismissed insinuation on the postponed meeting. He said the elders are working assiduously to end the crisis with a view to repositioning the party to wrestle power from the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).

The party leader said the postponement was to give enough room for a genuine truce.

Speaking further, he said conflicting interests accounted for the party crisis, but expressed optimism on the determination of the elders to restore peace to the party.

“The internal crisis resulted from some politicians interests to get money at all cost from various chairmanship aspirants. But we are making efforts to end it soon and form a formidable team to engage the APC through ballot come 2018/2019 general election in Osun and Nigeria in general,” he said.