Former National Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olagunsoye Oyinlola on Tuesday maintained his ground that he remained the authentic national scribe of the party.
Oyinlola, whose running battle with the leadership of PDP made him to fraternise will All Progressives Congress (APC) made a surprise appearance at the presidential villa, Abuja where he met with President Goodluck Jonathan. The former Osun State governor was removed from office as the secretary of PDP, but he headed for the court where he got judgment in his favour. According to reports from Leadership, Oyinlola’s visit to the President may not be unconnected to Osun governorship election scheduled to hold in August, even though he didn’t disclose this. After he left the president’s office, Oyinlola, who addressed State House correspondents on the controversy surrounding his position as PDP secretary, said, “All I am telling you is that Oyinlola in the face of the law remains the authentic secretary of the PDP; anybody in that office for now, is a pretender.” Oyinlola, it was also learnt, visited Aso Rock on Monday with his supporters, and when asked about what was discussed at the meeting, he said, “I was taken to the villa by the chairman of the party and we had some discussions as to how to move the fortunes of the party forward.” A source in PDP said that as a former governor of the state, the party needed to settle with him before the election in a desperate move to exploit his political structure in reclaiming the state from the ruling APC. ”Oyinlola’s meeting with Jonathan was basically on how to resolve the knotty issues concerning his removal from office as PDP secretary, in the attempt to bring him back to the party’s fold, all in a bid to ensure the party wins Osun election as it did in Ekiti State,” the source said.