A statement credited to the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rescheduled adhoc ward delegates congress in Oyo State, Dr Aliyu Idi Hong, that the exercise was “90 per cent successful” is currently generating controversy.
Aggrieved members of the party alleged that the congress was hijacked by some thugs led by one Tokyo, said to be working for Senator Teslim Folarin, who attacked party members in over 13 local government areas, and hijacked result sheets.
A chieftain of the party, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said, “It is obvious that the party is not ready to win the state in the next governorship election, because we were not told why the first congress was cancelled only for the next one to be hijacked by touts paid by a certain Senator, who is so desperate to grab the party ticket by all means.
“Let me state it categorically that result sheets were snatched from party officials. We have it on good authority that the Senator connived with adhoc delegates congress committee to forge names of delegates.
“Not only that, whatever list they tender in Abuja is not the Oyo State authentic list because we know that both Senator Folarin and Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong slept in the same hotel and even left for Abuja together”.
We gathered that party loyalists are set to storm Abuja to register their protest.
They are warning that if an unpopular candidate is chosen, the PDP may be disgraced at the 2015 polls in Oyo State.