Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde has asked the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to call its National Legal Adviser to order for rancour-free zonal congresses in the party.
Makinde, who stated this while briefing newsmen at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, said the South West zone of the party was ready for its zonal congresses.
He added party leaders in the zone were already working towards a united party.
He said that it was unthinkable to see a PDP as the plaintiff and defendant in a case deliberately filed to truncate the peace of the party.
The Governor said: “I specifically put on notice that the National Legal Adviser of PDP has not done well. When the issue of the party structure in Lagos came up, I met him personally and advised him that, look, we have alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in this country, especially when it’s an internal affair of the PDP.
“And He said, no, we are going to defeat them in court but I was of the opinion that if we defeat them in court, what exactly are you going to get out of it? Now, he has started the same antics with the South West zonal congress.
“How can you file a case and then you instruct legal representation for the plaintiff and for the defendants? I don’t think that is acceptable. So, we expect the National Working Committee of the party to deal with that decisively.