Monday, 14 July 2014

Oyo 2015:Accord, PDP, 6 APC lawmakers in crucial meeting

As 2015 general election gradually draws nearer, political calculatons towards the elections in Oyo State is taking shape as 14 members of the opposition in Oyo State House of Assembly- Accord Party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), six members of the ruling All Progressves Party(APC), last week, held a meeting at an undisclosed location in the state. Nigerian Tribune learnt that an all night meeting was held at an undisclosed hotel, and that all the 14 members of the opposition parties were present together with stalwarts from the three political parties. The meeting, it was gathered, was to perfect relationship between the two opposition parties in the seventh Assembly. Each of the party’s caucus had earlier met to fine tune their positions in the said ‘arrangement’ before the joint stakeholders’ meeting was held last week. Nigerian Tribune reliably gathered that some of the issues discussed at the meeting include the state’s budget performance in relation to the House of Assembly, financial situation of the state, 2015 general election and a host of other important matters. When contacted on phone, the House Minority Leader, Honourable Rafiu Adekunle confirmed the meeting, but allayed the fears of the public on the agenda of the meeting, saying it was in the interest of the state and not for public consumption. He said the meeting “ was held to protect the interest of Oyo State citizenry, especially the future of our children.

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