By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
In his effort to reposition the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, the state chairman of the Party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo has set up an ad-hoc committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman and made available to pressmen in Osogbo, the capital of the state.
Adagunodo, who was recently reinstated as the chairman of the Party by a high court sitting in Ikirun, Ifelodun local government area of the state, said that the Party would be better of if its members were united in thoughts and actions.
The committee has Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun as its Chairman and a National officer of the Party, Hon Paul Olakunle as its Secretary.
Other members of the party’s Board of Trustees, including Erelu Olusola Obada, CON, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, Senator (Dr) Olu Alabi, Prof Wale Ladipo, also made the list.
In addition, the list also included Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Sen Olasunkanmi Akinlabi, Prince Diran Odeyemi as well as all National and State Assembly members under the banner of the Party, zonal officers and host of other stakeholders of the Party.
The committee, according to the release, was expected to examine the state of the Party and identify gaps and weaknesses to be addressed.
Among others, the terms of reference before the committee included interfacing with the party leadership at the National Headquarters with a bid to forging a common front for the Party; top-down, consult with stakeholders and map out areas of synergy with a crisis management and resolution plans and come up with recommendations on how to reverse the declining solidarity and purpose driving activities within the Party and return the Party to the path of victory.
The committee is also tasked on bridge-building and reconciliation of leaders, stakeholders and members of the Party in preparation for a rebounding victory in 2022 elections and to deliver close technical monitoring and plans on crisis prevention, via scenario simulation.
The delegation is expected to complete the given tasks in four weeks.