The Oyo State chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has held parallel congresses to elect state executive members of the party, DAILY POST reports.
Our correspondent gathered that the congresses became necessary in view of the forthcoming general elections in 2023.
DAILY POST correspondent gathered that two factions within the party on Saturday held parallel congresses where two executive members emerged.
The congresses were held simultaneously at two different locations in Ibadan, the state capital.
It was gathered that one of the congresses was held at the National Museum of Unity, Aleshinloye, Ibadan.
The second congress was held at Havanah Royale, beside the University of Ibadan.
DAILY POST gathered on Sunday that the congress, which took place at Aleshinloye produced Mr. Yinka Folahan as Chairman.
The second congress which took place at Havanah Royale produced Mr. Kola Balogun as Chairman.
Other members who will serve as members of Folahan’s faction are; Leye Egunobi who emerged as Secretary, Dasola Adebayo who emerged as Women leader, Otunba Tunde Laoye who emerged as Public Relatives Officer, Princess Kemi Oshinowo who emerged as Organising Secretary and Akintan Oladele who emerged as Youths leader.
Folahan, while speaking, explained that the congress which produced him as Chairman was attended by all the party executives from the 33 local government areas in the state.
He said that the congress was conducted by the outgoing Chairman of the party, Ambassador Olugbenga Curtis.
Folahan told DAILY POST on Sunday, “All the party executives from all the local government were there present.
“It was conducted by the outgoing Chairman”.
2023: SDP holds parallel congresses, gets two factions in Oyo
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