There was chaos at the Lagos State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party last Tuesday, as Otunba Segun Adewale also known as Aeroland, declared himself as the authentic chairman of the PDP, Lagos Chapter.
Aeroland led some to his loyalists to the party secretariat at Ikeja GRA, locking down the building and claiming to be in charge of the party’s affairs.
Report has it that the state party chairman, Dr. Adegbola Dominic was at a meeting in Ibadan when the invasion took place. He later came back and took charge of the party secretariat with the aid of the police and the officials of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Reports gathered that Adewale decided to take charge becase the tenure of Dominic has expired. He also alleged Chief Olabode George, the former Deputy National Chairman of PDP of frustrating the party’s efforts to win the gubernatorial election in Lagos.
He said: “I have the sacked the current executives of Lagos PDP led by Dr. Dominic. I have sacked the Lagos State chairman because his tenure expired on December 21.
I am the authentic chairman and my tenure has not expired. Chief Bode George and his cronies as usual don’t want us to win Lagos.
“So, what they did was to keep fighting so that there won’t be peace in Lagos. What I did was to allow peace to reign for the national leadership to allow full reconciliation.
“So, I decided to step down. They then brought in Moshood Salvador. Salvador later left for APC. So, they said they needed somebody to fill the gap because of election.
“That was why they brought in Dr. Dominic and they gave him 90 days to act. His 90 days tenure has since expired and currently, we don’t have a chairman in that secretariat.
That was the reason why I went there, chased them out. Right now, I am the state chairman of the party based on the letter I have, based on the election that was held before they asked me to step aside.”