The Osun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chosen Wale Ojo, the Ife-Ijesa Senatorial District chairman of the party as the state acting chairman.
Ojo’s ratification as the acting chairman was decided at a well attended meeting held at the Party’s secretariat in Osogbo.
In his acceptance speech , the acting chairman vowed to use his position to push the party over the edge .
Four of the aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket to contest the 2022 gubernatorial election in the state, Sanya Omirin, Akin Ogunbiyi , Alhaji Fatai Akinbade and Dele Adeleke described the decision of the party leaders as constitutional.
They said the elevation of the former chairman, Soji Adagunodo to the position of the PDP south west zonal chairman created vacuum which necessitated the referendum.
Meanwhile, the embattled leader of the party, Sunday Bisi had described as charade, the action of some party leaders who ratified the selection of Wale Ojo as the party acting chairman.
Bisi in his reaction said his legal team is studying the court judgement which nullified him as substantive chairman of the party in Osun state for an appeal.
He said the organisers of the referendum did not carry all the concerned stakeholders along in what he referred to as a kangaroo selection process.