21st June, 2011
The Ogun State Chairperson, Women Forum of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], Chief Titi Ajanaku, said today that the party lost out in the last elections because of what she described as indiscipline and lack of internal democracy within the party.
Ajanaku said that the party’s candidates lost their re-election bids in the state because they spent their tenure â€œredeeming their pockets after being sucked dryâ€ at the point of seeking elective offices in 2007.
She added that the need to re -fill their pockets informed why they could not deliver dividends of democracy to the people of Ogun through quality representations hence the subsequent rejection of the party and its candidates at the polls.
Ajanaku, who spoke during the election of executive officers of the PDP Women Forum for Ogun Central Senatorial District in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, told reporters that “even candidates that contested for the first time on PDP tickets did not fare better either, because they were foisted on the people.”
She reckoned that this internal problem manifesting as indiscipline and lack of internal democracy within Ogun PDP, was the undoing of the party during the last general elections, promising that ” new PDP is emerging in the state with the women wing playing a major role in the transformation.”
Continuing, she said: “at all levels and in whatever position, the party will in future only push forward those who would represent the PDP and people positively.”
By Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta