Barely 24 hours after the People’s Democratic Party in Oyo State released the names of local government chairmanship and councillorship candidates ahead of May 15 polls, the party has announced to return aspirants form fees.
This is contained in a statement signed by the party’s state secretary, Wasiu Adeleke saying the state Governor Engr Seyi Makinde has ordered the full repayment of the money paid by Aspirants who lost out in the recently concluded primary elections.
The statement in full:
Sequel to the announcement of the successful candidates of our party for the 2021 Local Government elections and in order to promote brotherliness in the party, the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde in unison with the entire state executives of the party in Oyo State have ordered the full repayment of the money paid by Aspirants who lost out in the recently concluded primary elections.
This we believe will strengthen the strong bond we share as one big happy family and we believe that our party will win all the 351 wards and the 33 local government councils we have in the state.
The process to refund the money will start by refunding all our female aspirants this week and others will follow
We enjoin all our party members to continue to mobilize, support and do all they can to ensure that the party continues to grow stronger and better.
Thank you and God bless you.
Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke
Oyo State PDP Secretary