As part of efforts by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to wrest power from the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Osun and Ekiti states respectively, the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, former governors of Osun and Ekiti states, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Mr. Ayodele Fayose, held a meeting in Okuku,Osun State, the country home of Oyinlola at the weekend to strategise on their plan for 2014 governorship elections in the two states.
Journalists and others were prevented from entering the second sitting room of Oyinlola where they were meeting because it was restricted for only few allies.
Others who were at the second sitting room of his (Oyinlola) private residence include a former governorship aspirant under the platform of ACN in Ondo State Dr Olu Agunloye, Minister of Police Affairs Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade, the Chairman, Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) Engineer Jide Adeniji and the immediate past Speaker of the State House of Assembly Barrister Adejare Bello, among other top politicians.
Among the top politicians in the State who were guests of Oyinlola at the formal launching of a foundation in honour of his father, late Oba Moses Oyewole Oyinlola, the Olokuku of Okuku which was held at the Sport ground of Odo-Otin Grammar school, Okuku, were: Minister of State, Defence, Erelu Olushola Obada, the former Secretaries to the State Government Alhaji Fatai Akinbade and Alhaji Kazeem Adio, the State Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa, all the former Commissioners, special advisers and political office holders during Oyinlola's administration and host of others.
LEADERSHIP gathered that Governor Mimiko and former governors of the PDP in the south west have been working round the clock on how to reclaim power from the ruling ACN in the region.
Describing his father as epitome of humility and a lover of his people, Oyinlola who was recently called to the Nigerian Bar stated that the family decided to lay the foundation for the continuity of the good legacy left behind by their father.