Mass Electoral Failure: PDP group demands sack of Ondo Exco

March 24, 2023

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A concerned Peoples Democratic Party Forum under the aegis of the Council of Young Leaders (CYLI) has called on the National Working Committee of the party to as a matter of urgency sack the State Executive of the party led by Hon. Fatai Adams in Ondo State over mass electoral failure recorded in the just concluded 2023 general elections.

The group, through its president, Comrade Wande Ajayi, expressed deep sadness over what they described as the shameful performance of the Ondo state chapter of the PDP in the last Presidential, National and State Assembly elections.

“We are concerned that the PDP, which once served as the major opposition party to challenge the recklessness of the incumbent APC, has over the last two years become an intrepid, weak, ineffectual and highly fragmented association of strange bedfellows.

“We remain concerned that the state leadership has been unable to administer the party in such a way and manner as to achieve its primary purpose of winning elections. We have squandered our goodwill with the good people of Ondo state and have become a third-rated political party within a very short period.

“It is noteworthy to state, that the Ondo State PDP under its current leadership, has failed to improve over its successes in the 2019 national elections, but has fallen dramatically to a level where it now plays catch-up to other parties.

“Needless to say that the outcome of the last presidential election suffices as evidence”, the group said.

In a copy of a letter to the Zonal Exco of the PDP in the southwest, Starnews Nigeria reports that the group urged the National Working Committee of the party to constitute a Caretaker Committee to manage the affairs of the PDP in Ondo State ahead of the state governorship election.

“We would like to use this medium to call on critical stakeholders and the National Secretariat of the PDP, to consider immediate actions to help remedy the lack of clear purposeful and committed leadership we are saddled with currently in the Ondo state chapter.

“While we understand the need for a post-mortem of the total failure of the party in the last elections, we must emphasize the need to have an immediate overhaul of the party machinery, to enable us ample time to deal with preparations for the forthcoming Gubernatorial elections in Ondo state.

“While not giving a deadline to those who have been found culpable in the dismal and disappointing performance of our party in the last election, we do advise that those who may be unwilling to yield the reins of leadership in the party to more competent and purposeful leadership, to consider their honour and concede to a rebuilding process for the party.

“Finally, while acknowledging the daunting task of rebuilding confidence amongst loyal party members ahead of the Ondo State gubernatorial election next year, we insist that the current leadership of the party should step aside and give room for an unbiased caretaker committee while investigations be conducted to ascertain allegations of culpability on their part in the loss we have all suffered,” the group said.

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