Governor Seyi Makinde on Thursday presided over the South-West caucus meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with former Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose, missing.
Bibian Anekwe News reports that Makinde and Fayose have been at loggerheads over the leadership of the party in the zone.
Fayose’s name was missing from a communique issued after the meeting at the Oyo Government House by Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, and approved Acting National Vice Chairman, South-West, Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro.
The South-West leaders at the meeting include Makinde, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Chief Segun Oni as well as members of the Board of Trustees of the party, and party chairmen from the states.
Mr Soji Adagunodo, who was recently reinstated as the PDP chairman in Osun State also attended the meeting.
The PDP South-west caucus appointed former Osun State Governor, Oyinlola, as the head a five-man committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party in the region.
Other members of the reconciliation committee are: Mrs. Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Ambassador Omolade Oluwateru; Chief Saka Balogun and Olayinka Kukoyi.
Leaders of the main opposition party in the region urged the national leadership of the party to reconcile aggrieved factions in the party.
The PDP leaders urged the Muhammadu Buhari-led government and the National Assembly to halt moves to clampdown on social media.
The South-west caucus stated that such move would be an infringement on Nigerians freedom of Expression.
They said the government should instead strengthen existing laws to prevent the abuse of the freedom of expression.