The Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, has called on the national leadership of the Party not to welcome back Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who many believe is still taking political refuge in the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mr. Oyedepo said this on Wednesday when he led some Kwara PDP bigwigs to the Party’s National Secretariat, Abuja.
He told newsmen at the end of the meeting that the Kwara delegation met with the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and pleaded with him not to allow Saraki to come back and hijack the party.
It was wrong to allow Saraki to “have his way”, having left the party when he was expected to help in building and strengthening it, Oyedepo said.
He said, “We are apprehensive of what the national leadership can do to welcome somebody who had gone away from the party and is being given a royal welcome into the party.
“It is not Saraki’s coming that create any fear, it is whatever the national leadership can do to encourage him to seize the party’s structure from established people of Kwara State.
“Whoever is returning must respect the structure of our party and cooperate with us appropriately. We will welcome Saraki with open hands if he comes to be part of the party. We can’t say somebody should not join our party.
“In plain language, the executive that is on ground was constitutionally elected for four years and parties are always in anticipation of new people joining them. You cannot dismantle the structure of a party because someone is joining the party.”