A fresh crisis in the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is brewing over the request by the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, for a former governor of the state, Rashidi Ladoja, to be accommodated in the PDP.
The request is currently causing disaffection among party leaders in the state.
Patience Jonathan had during a meeting she had with the state PDP leaders at the Presidential Villa in Abuja requested them to support the governorship ambition of Ladoja in the 2015 election.
The leaders, which included former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala; the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide; a former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin, and Yekini Adeojo, not only opposed her proposal, but also rejected her suggestion to share party offices in the state with Ladjola.
They were said to be miffed with the suggestion of the first lady to accommodate someone who is not a member of the party.