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Ondo Crisis Rocks Ondo PDP As Chairman Resigns, Party Members Threaten Mass Defection

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr. Ebenezer Alabi, has resigned from his position.

Saharareporters say sources at the state secretariat of the party said Mr. Alabi resigned his position in Abuja after pressure from the presidency.

According to the source, the Alabi-led executive was pressured by the party’s bigwigs in Abuja to hand over the resignation letter this morning.

It was reliably gathered that the move was executed to collapse the party’s structure into the camp of the embattled Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

The party has been enmeshed with crisis since the defection of Mimiko. A party member told SaharaReporters that the Governor bribed some executive members to have his way. “The Governor bribed some of the party executive with millions of money because he has been in Abuja since the beginning of this week. He met with President Goodluck Jonathan where the deal was done that Alabi should resign from his position and they would compensate him.”

The party has immediately sworn in and inaugurated new state executive members in Abuja.

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