Makinde At PDP Zonal Congress: ‘This Is An Opportunity For Us To Put Our Best People Forward’


The Oasis Reporters


April 13, 2021

 

1&2: Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (right) and Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose during the 2021 PDP South West Congress held in Osogbo. PHOTO: Oyo State Govt.

From left, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; Former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola; Wife of Former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaja Mutiat Ladoja; Former deputy governor of Oyo State Hon Taofeek Arapaja and Alhaja Bose Adedibu.

 From left, Former Governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni; Former Minister  Mines and Steel, Elder Wole Oyelese; Alhaja Bose Adedibu and Hon Taofeek Arapaja.
From left, Dr Eddy Oyefeso; Former PDP Vice Chairman (Southwest); Alhaji Tajudeen Oladipo and Senator Felix Ogunwale.
Former PDP Deputy National Chairman (South), Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun; Senator Francis Fadahunsi and Former deputy governor of Osun State Erelu Olusola Obada.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde addressing the delegate at the congress

Mr Jimi Agbaje of Lagos State (left) and Mrs Fatimah Muhammed.


Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has declared that the South-West Zonal Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) holding in Osogbo, Osun State, is an opportunity for the geo-political zone to put its best people forward.




The governor, who was speaking at the venue of the zonal congress, said that the future will be brighter for the party if it gets things right at the congress.

Addressing the Press just before the commencement of the congress, inside the WOCDIF Centre, Osogbo, Osun State, the governor said that the South-West Zonal Congress has implications for the PDP at the national level, stating that the congress will help put the best people in place, who would in turn help the party at the national level.

The newly elected PDP South West Chairman, Hon Taofeek Arapaja (left) and his contender, Dr Eddy Olafeso after the announcement of Arapaja as the winner during the 2021 PDP South West Congress held in Osogbo. PHOTO: Oyo State Govt.
From left, the newly elected PDP South West Chairman, Hon Taofeek Arapaja; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and wife of former Governor of Oyo State, Mrs Mutiat Ladoja rejoice after the announcement of Arapaja as the winner during the 2021 PDP South West Congress held in Osogbo. PHOTO: Oyo State Govt.



A statement by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to Governor Makinde, Moses Alao, quoted the governor as saying that though the congress was starting behind schedule, the process had gone well hitherto.

He said: “The process so far is going well. Before I was allowed to come in, I had to show them my driver’s license. So, we know quite well that there won’t be ghost voters here today.

“Accreditation is starting almost two hours behind schedule. But I really feel like it is better late and thorough than for them to rush through it and we have challenges later.


“The message is very simple; this is a zonal congress but it has ramifications for our party at the national level. If we get it right in PDP South West, then, we know that the future will be bright for the party at the national level.


“This is not about just coming to elect our zonal officials, we are here to put forward our best and they will, in turn, assist us at the federal level.”

 

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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