It appears that the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), Lagos State would adopt consensus model in electing its executive.
WESTERNPOST gathered that the leaders and elders of the party had a strategic meeting today on tommorrow’s (Sunday) State Congress and came up with resolutions to share positions among the various interest groups within the party.
It was learnt that the leaders also agreed to cede the chairmanship to George’s group ahead of the congress.
Reliable sources within the party informed WESTERNPOST that the remaining positions like Secretary, Woman Leader, Youth Leader and Publicity Secretary were shared among other leaders such as Dr Remi Akintoye, former member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Mrs Aduke Maina, Dr Abimbola Ogunkelu and former Deputy Governor, Kofoworola Akerele-Bucknor.
The sources further said the final harmonization process is already on course, adding that the congress would still be held on Sunday.
They added “We are still on the harmonization table and the Big Five leaders of the party in Lagos are working together with the caretaker committee and other stakeholders in the party so that we can quickly conduct and put the congress behind us. I can tell you that Governor Seyi Makinde (of Oyo State), who is the leader of this party in the South-West, has been so influential in the peace process. Nobody is bigger than the party”.
” The party is one entity and it is an authority and so the managers are the authority and they represent the party. Whatever they say is the final. Governor Makinde met with the Big Five leaders and it was decided on who takes the office of the chairman, who takes the office of the secretary, who takes the office of the woman leader, who takes the office of the youth leader and who takes the publicity secretary.
” So, everything has been decided by the Governor and our leaders. It is the other offices that we are going to micro-zone into the senatorial districts on the consensus basis.” said the sources.