By SaharaReporters, New York
Following Wednesday’s Court of Appeal reversal of the sacking of former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, as the National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), an emboldened and confident New PDP has declared the days of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and his illegal National Working Committee (NWC) in the Wadata Plaza Headquarters of the party as numbered.
A statement by NPDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze said the members would storm the PDP National Secretariat next Monday, November 11th, for Prince Oyinlola’s swearing in, and urged the PDP National Legal Adviser Mr. Victor Kwom not to delay it.
Of the court victory, the statement said, “This is just one of the anomalies we have been complaining of that came about due to lack of internal democracy in our party occasioned by the undemocratic elements that hijacked the structure of our party and we are relying so much on the Judiciary to help us in addressing other anomalies that gave rise to our present struggle and restore hope back to our party.”
NPDP expressed the hope that very soon, its other court cases asking for the dissolution of the Tukur-led NWC would be given the same serious attention to enable them formally take over the reins of the party and restore it to the path of honour, justice and democratic norms which Tukur and his cohorts have bastardised.
“We wish to assure PDP faithful and all lovers of democracy that the cat with nine lives, Prince (Barr.) Olagunsoye Oyinlola is ready and determined to do the great work of rebuilding our great party. The sacking of the entire illegal NWC is, however, necessary so as to create room for the replacement of the current membership with patriotic party leaders who would join Prince Oyinlola in rebuilding the party, which has suffered so much in the hands of Tukur and his co-travellers.”
It expressed its sympathy with the former National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, who it said achieved the unenviable record as the shortest reigning PDP National Secretary since the formation of the party.
It also advised the PDP National Legal Adviser Mr. Victor Kwom to “stop further study of a judgement which was very clear even to a layman” and set in motion the machinery for the immediate swearing in of Prince Oyinlola next Monday as he is in a hurry to start the rebuilding of the party.
“The National Legal Adviser who saw to Prof Wale Oladipo swearing in within 24 hours after his own court victory should apply the same treatment to the authentic National Secretary of PDP and stop portraying our party as a lawless party by attempting to delay his swearing in ceremony in obedience to a court ruling aimed at repositioning our party,” the statement said.
“As we commend and congratulate Prince Oyinlola for this feat, we urge him not to be corrupted by the undemocratic toxic that may have been dropped in his office by Prof. Oladipo as many Nigerians look up to him to not only to restore hope to the PDP but to also use his magic wand to unify the party. We are happy of sending him back to the Wadata Plaza in advance as our present day John the Baptist to prepare and to announce to the world of our arrival as the authentic NWC of our great party within the next few weeks.”