Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State urged aggrieved members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to leave room for a resolution of the crisis within the party.
Makinde made the disclosure on Saturday.
Our correspondent recalls that certain aggrieved members of the party voted last week a motion of censure against Makinde.
The aggrieved members accused the governor of hijacking the party.
The aggrieved members including a former head of the House of Representatives, Mulikat Adeola-Akande, the former deputy governor, Azeem Gbolarumi and other pillars of the party have pledged to work against the governor in the 2023 elections.
Makinde, however, urged the aggrieved members to leave room for the resolution of the conflict within the party.
He spoke at the party’s parish congress in Ibadan.
Makinde said: “I see that
people are excited. They want to participate in the democratic process to select their leaders to manage party affairs at the constituency level. So, for me, it’s democracy in action.
“And also with the fact that we’ve been in government for a little over two years now, people are still excited about their party. It is something that calls for celebration for us.
“Well, today’s exercise went smoothly. I expect other congresses to be peaceful as well. All over the state people are excited because they are receiving dividends from democracy. So, I believe the excitement is all over the state.
“For the PDP members in Oyo State, I want to ask them to stay united because we can do a lot of things in unity.
“And for some who are angry or wronged, let them put their problems on the table, we will fix them. Politics is about conflict and conflict resolution in the context of the interaction of people.