REVEALED: How The New PDP Tricked Jonathan, Tukur, Others
Former governor of Osun state and secretary of the new faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said his group tricked authorities into believing they were planning a wedding at the Shehu Yar’adua Centre in Abuja where they eventually used in declaring the new faction.
Government agents, who would predictably have closed the venue had they been aware, fell for the hoax, and stayed clear of the compound, allowing the faction led by Abubakar Baraje and Mr Oyinlola, to declare rival faction of the PDP.
“They would have sealed the place off the way they did to our party secretariat, but we beat them to it by booking the venue for wedding without making our intention known,” Mr Oyinlola said.
While addressing party supporters in his home state of Osun, he insisted his faction of the party has the authentic executive, repeatedly referring to Bamanga Tukur, the chairman of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led faction of the PDP, as 'former chairman'.