The Oyo State Chapter of the party has said it awaits the directive of the leader of the party in the state, Governor Seyi Makinde, on whom to support, notwithstanding the nomination of Mr Kamarudeen Ajisafe by the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the next South West Chairman of the party,
It would be recalled that the PDP in Osun State had last week nominated a former chairman of Irepodun Local Government Area of the State, Mr Kamarudeen Ajisafe, as a replacement for Mr Soji Adagunodo, the South West Chairman of the party, until his death in May.
Asked whether the Oyo PDP aligned with the nomination of the Kamarudeen, Public Relations Officer of the Oyo PDP, Mr Micheal Ogunsina, speaking with newsmen on Monday, said the Oyo State PDP presently had no candidate to become the South West Chairman of the party.
Ogunsina said the party had not arrived at a position and would only toe the line stipulated by the party’s leader, Makinde.
Ogunsina said: “Oyo State PDP currently does not have an exact position on who replaces Mr Soji Adagunodo.
“We are completely on the same page with Governor Seyi Makinde; whoever the governor picks and supports is the person we are also supporting.
“We are fully behind the decision of His Excellency as it concerns that matter. From Oyo State, there is no candidate for now.
“Yes, we are aware that Osun PDP has nominated Mr Kamarudeen. We are not for or against; we are waiting for the directive of the governor.”
The nomination of the Osun PDP had also sparked a reaction in the South West chapter of the party, where through the zonal spokesperson, Mr Sanya Atofarati, in a communique, it maintained that the South West Zonal Secretary of the party, Mr Rahman Owokoniran, will act pending the election of a new zonal chairman.