Major crisis has rocked the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as the party in the state on Monday, June 25, 2018 reiterated its stance on the membership status of Senator Iyiola Omisore, insisting that he is not a member of the party.
Chief Ademola Ishola, who is the Chairman of SDP in the state made this known in a press conference held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, adding that the party has not received the former Deputy-Governor of the state who decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) officially into the party in the state.
Besides, he alleged that Omisore’s plan was to hijack the party in the state but such move will be resisted.
Ishola explained that the process of becoming a member of the party, in line with the dictates of the party constitution requires familiarisation and registration from the ward to the local government levels.
He added that none of the process of registration as a member from the state has been fulfilled by Omisore.
The Chairman further carpeted the Former Deputy Governor in the state for jumping the gun, for relating with officials at the headquarters instead of the state, stating that such move is totally strange to the party’s guidelines and regulation.
“There are fundamental criteria of becoming a member in our party, including registration at the ward level, and being a financial member among others; none of it has been fulfilled by Otunba Omisore.
“May be he is trying to influence the process to his advantage. As far as we are concerned, he is just the party admirer, not a member.
“Our National Leader, Chief Olu Falaye has made it clear to all of us that the party should not be allowed to be hijacked by anybody, it is on this we stand”, he said.
Ishola went further to list the names of aspirants on the platform of the party to include: Otunba Yemisi Oladeji, Mr. AbdulWakeel Adeola and Munirudeen Atanda.
He however alleged some individuals of distributing fake congress forms, saying the party is yet to be notified of such process form the headquarters.
“Let me state clearly here that as far as congress is concerned in Osun State Social Democratic Party(SDP), the existing State Executives under my leadership was inaugurated on the 16th February, 2016 and our tenure expires 15th February, 2020, in line with the provision of the constitution of our party”, he stated.