For the second time in less than a month, a chieftain of the PDP in Lagos State, Otunba Segun Adewale, stormed the secretariat of the party insisting he is the chairman.
This came after the PDP in the South West disowned him and declared Dr. Adegbola Dominic as the state party chairman.
Dr. Dominic had also, last week, after a meeting of the party elders, stressed that Adewale was no longer a member of the PDP and that he (Dominic) remained the chairman.
But Adewale, popularly known as Aeroland, stormed the party secretariat with scores of his supporters, declaring himself as the chairman, saying the tenure of Dominic expired since December, 2018.
Adewale’s supporters were seen with placards with inscriptions such as “Please come and rescue us from Bode George”, “The solution of Lagos State PDP is Aeroland”, “Otunba Adewale is the right man for Lagos PDP” and “Aeroland contributed to the growth of Lagos State PDP”.
Adewale told newsmen that he was ready to liberate the party from few individuals, saying the incumbent chairman was never elected in any of the state congresses of the party.
“I emerged as the state chairman during the reign of the then national chairman of the party in 2016 to oversee the affairs of the party for four years; which should ordinarily terminate in 2021,” he said.
However, National Vice Chairman (South West) of the PDP, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, faulted Adewale’s claim, declaring that Dr. Dominic remained the Lagos PDP chairman until the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party called for a fresh state congresses nationwide.