Smarting from the humiliating defeat suffered in the recently concluded general elections, the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has begun move towards bouncing back and become a formidable opposition in the state.
Aside losing the governorship election, the party equally lost woefully in both the National and State Assemblies elections, failing to win a single legislative seat.
A group within the party on Sunday at a meeting at the residence of one of the party stalwart and the convener, Adebisi Olopoenia, in Ibadan launched what it called a ‘Reformed PDP’.
Mr. Olopoenia said the motive behind the move “is to make it a force to reckon with in the world of politics”, adding, “we gather here today to reform the PDP in Oyo State.
He noted that “The last session was marred with inordinate ambitions, but, by the time we hold our congress in March 2016, We will have those that can take the party to greater heights in place.
“The former leaders are not honest with most of us who are real party people and the PDP we are going to have now is going to be a collection of new breed PDP members”, he stressed.
Former Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and one of the party’s governorship aspirants in the last election, Soji Adejumo, who was present at the meeting confirmed the move.
According to him, “I am fully part of the whole process. This re-branded PDP will do away with politics of selfish moribund unintelligent interest by some party leaders who struggled to take control of the party”.