As the crises facing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rages on, the party’s presidential candidate is said to have arrived at a far-reaching decision over the party leadership in the southwest region.
According to Sun Newspaper, Atiku may have resolved to adopt the new governor of Osun, Ademola Adeleke, as the southwest leader of the party.
Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, is currently the party leader in the region, but Atiku, for some time now, has been in a running battle with the G5 governors, which has the former in its ranks.
A source claimed that the camp of Atiku regards the Osun governor as a ready and trusted ally who does not hide his love for the presidential candidate.
The source said: “Governor Adeleke has been working with Atiku’s supporters even before he won his presidential ticket. Many PDP members are aware that in the build up to the Osun election, Atiku gave a lot of support to Adeleke.
“Turaki Adamawa was extremely happy at the outcome of the Osun election because it was a morale booster to members of the PDP ahead of next year’s general election.”