Convention: Finally, undisputed leader emerges in southwest PDP

Convention: Finally, undisputed leader emerges in southwest PDP

  • Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has reportedly taken full control of the party’s machinery in the six states in southwest
  • Seyi Makinde is the sole governor of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South-West geo political zone
  • With this, the governor is now powerful that Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state and Olagunsoye Oyinlola among others

The political structure of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West seems to have changed following recent convention of the party.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, who is the sole governor of the party in South-West, seems to have taken full control of the party’s machinery in the six states making up the zone, New Telegraph reports.

Makinde is now the undisputed leader in southwest PDP
An undisputed leader has emerged in southwest PDP. Photo: Samuel Olubiyo
Source: UGC

He is believed to have reinforced his grip with the emergence of his ally and former deputy governor of Oyo State, Amb Taofeek Arapaja, as the deputy national chairman (South) of the party.

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Arapaja, who got the backing of Makinde last April to emerge as South- West Zonal Vice-Chairman of PDP, defeated former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, last Saturday in Abuja.

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Southwest Stakeholders In Last-minute Move To Ensure Consensus Candidate

Legit.ng had earlier reported that stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the southwest zone have concluded negotiations on candidates to adopt as consensus options.

A consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday, October 27 by the stakeholders concluded on former Osun state governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the deputy national chairman (south), and Debo Ologunagba as the national publicity secretary of the party.

Sources privy to the meeting say the move is a last-ditch effort by the southwest PDP chieftains to secure a united front in the national convention to elect national officers.

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PDP Ready to Rescue Nigeria, Says Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

Meanwhile, the chairman of the accreditation sub-committee of the PDP national convention, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday, October 29, said the planning and outcome of the exercise would prove that the party was ready to rescue Nigeria from prevailing challenges.

Okowa, who is the governor of Delta state, made this known in his remarks at a meeting of the committee held at the party's national secretariat in Abuja.

He said that PDP was ready to take over leadership at the centre in 2023 emphasizing that the convention would strengthen unity and democracy not only in the party but in the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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