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March 5, 2021
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Former Deputy Gov, Erelu Obada, Emerges Ijesha PDP Elders’ Leader

Press Release: The Ijesa Elders Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party comprising of the unity and peace loving leaders of the Party in Ijesaland with a stronger mission of winning elections for the Party at all times.

In the Caucus meeting held on the 8th day of January 2021 at High Chief Dele Faseru’s House, Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State, the members of the Caucus upon the consideration of the earlier decision and suggestions of the outgoing Leader and Chairman, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, on account of
his health, to voluntarily handover the leadership of Ijesa elders caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party to another vibrant leader, the following decisions are taken:

a. That High Chief Dele Faseru is the father of all the members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ijesaland.

b. Having ratified the earlier decision and suggestions of Chief Ebenezer Babatope, Chief (Mrs.) Erelu Olusola Obada is the new Leader and Chairman of the Ijesa Elders Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party.

c. The Caucus considering the divisions and factions in the Osun State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, it is compelling and imperative for the Caucus to take steps capable of bringing an end to these divisions and totally eradicating factions within the political family.

d. The Ijesa Elders Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party shall now have a working Executive Committee, comprising of, among others, at least one representative from each of the six local governments and all others the Caucus may find their membership necessary.

In full consultation with our distinguished Senator Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi, Hon Oluwole
Oke and other well-meaning Ijesa PDP Leaders globally, the caucus resolves as requested by our
Leader Chief Ebenezer Babatope that the Former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Former
Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Pioneer Pro Chancellor and the Chairman
Governing Council of the Federal University, Dutsima, Kastina State, Chairman of Cocoa rebirth in Nigeria and member of the BOT of the PDP in Nigeria, Chief Mrs. Erelu Olusola Obada (CON) be officially installed as the new Leader and Chairman of The Ijesa Elders Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party in the interest of moving our party forward at all levels.

Upon the acceptance of this position, we ask our mother, Leader and Chairman, Chief Erelu Olusola Obada CON to convey an all-inclusive Ijesa PDP elders caucus meeting in no distant future and roll out her plans and mode of operations of Ijesa PDP to ensure permanent unity in the Party.

It’s also an all times decision of the Caucus, that it shall be working hand in hand with the state working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party to ensure victory for the party in the state and federal elections in the future and also working for the unity of the party at all levels. We are
members of the Peoples Democratic Party from Ijesaland comprising of six (6) Local Government Areas in Osun State with heavy population and victorious election value.

Long live the Ijesa Elder Caucus

Long live the Peoples Democratic Party

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria


  1. High Chief Dele Faseru, the Father of the PDP members in Ijesaland
  2. High Chief Ayo Olayinka, Former Chairman Governing Council College of Education, Ila Orangun.
  3. Hon. Areola Ayodeji, Pioneer PDP Chairman, Oriade L/G, the Former Secretay Oriade L/G Council and Former Executive Secretay Oriade L/G Education Authority.
  4. Prince Bayo Ogungbangbe, Former PDP Chairman, Oriade L/G and Former member of the Governing Council Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.
  5. Hon. Prince Soji Baderin, Former Commissioner for Water Resources, Osun State.
  6. Barr. Kanmi Ajibola, Former Special Adviser on Solid Minerals to the Osun State Government.
  7. Hon Taiwo Adeyekun Taiwo, Former Secretary to the Oriade L/G.
  8. Prince Samuel Adeloye, Former Vice-Chairman Oriade L/G and current PDP Chairman Oriade L/G
  9. Hon. Iyabo Gbeleyi, Former PDP State Officer/current Senatorial (Ife/Ijesa) woman leader.
  10. Mrs. Florence Ojo, Former PDP State Officer
  11. Chief (Mrs.) Esther Ayoade – Former Board Member,
  12. Mrs. Abigail Onawumi,Former PDP Woman Leader, Oriade L/G
  13. Alhaji Lateef Ibikunle, Former Vice-Chairman, Oriade L/G
  14. Hon. Soji Bejide, Current PDP Secretary Oriade L/G
  15. Hon Victoria Fakolujo, Current PDP Woman Leader Oriade L/G
  16. Hon. Yinka Adelegan, Current PDP Youth Leader Oriade L/G


  1. Senator Adenigba Fadahunsi, a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  2. Hon. Oluwole Oke, a serving member of the House of Representatives and Chairman House Committee on Public Accounts.
  3. Hon.Mayowa Adejoorin – Former Chairman Obokun LG.
  4. Prince Adelani Owoeye, the current PDP Chairman, Obokun L/G
  5. Elder Olu Ogunromo, PDP Leader
  6. Pastor Tope Aladesuyi, Former PDP Chairman Obokun L/G
  7. Chief Orija Sesan, Former Supervisory Councilor, Obokun L/G 8. Alhaja Tunrayo Akuruyejo, Former PDP Secretay, Obokun L/G
  8. Hon. Kolawole, Party Leader.
  9. Mrs. Dupe Adesoye Ajiboye (Women leader).
  10. Prince Oyeyemi Fatila, current Youth Leader
  11. Dr Mrs Ayo Badejo,Former Chairman of Hospital Management, Osun state
  12. Mr. Abiodun Olamijulo – Secretary, PDP, Obokun LG
  13. Mr Adewumi, Party Leader


  1. Hon. Chief J.O Ogunleye, Former Chairman ATW L/G and Former Honourable Member, Osun State House of Assembly.
  2. Hon. J.A Falade Alaba, Former Vice-Chairman ATW L/G
  3. Hon. Busuyi Fakolade, Former Councillor
  4. Hon. Kehinde Arowolo, Former Councillor
  5. Mr. Isaac Adeyemi, PDP Secretay
  6. Mr. M.O Oke , Party Leader
  7. Mr. Ibiloye Ogunbeku, Member PDP L/G Exco.
  8. Mr. Seye Omirin, Former PDP Youth Leader
  9. Hon. Adiat Akinpelu, Former Councillor
  10. Mr. Alaba Aluko, Party Leader
  11. Hon. Janet Abiola, Former Concillor
  12. Chief Sarumi Moshood, Party Leader
  13. Hon. Ismaila Ibraheem, Party Leader
  14. Hon. Femi Adeosun, Member PDP L/G Exco.
  15. Hon. Atibioke Adekunle, Party Leader and Ex-Officio ATW L/G
  16. Hon. Chief Rotimi Kayode, Former Councillor
  17. Chief Ademola Fatoki, Ward Youth Leader
  18. Chief Adeniola Dare, Party Leader and Ward Chairman
  19. Chief Akinyemi Akinwale, Party Leader. ILESA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  20. Comrade Victor Asaolu, Former PDP State Officer
  21. Hon.(Mrs.) Bunmi Adetunji, Former Party Chairperson, I/E/L/G
  22. Hon.(Mrs.) Bola Ayeni- Former Women Leader
  23. Hon. (Mrs.) Olamide Fapohunda-Otunla
  24. Hon. Babatunde Oladapo- Former Member L.G.E.A
  25. Hon Dapo Olaitan, Former Councillor
  26. Hon Folorunsho Oyemakin, Party Leader
  27. Chief Olomola, Party Leader
  28. Hon Seyi Yusuf, Former PDP Chairman, Ilesa East L/G
  29. Hon Sunday Fowowe, Party Leader ILESA WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  30. Hon Fausat Sarumi Adebanjo, Former Commissioner for Women Affairs, Osun Sate
  31. Hon Olaosebikan Longe, Current State Officer, PDP, Osun State
  32. Hon Jide Bakare, Former Commissioner, State Civil Service Commission
  33. Hon Fadipe Ibukun Ishola, Former Chairman Ilesa West L/G
  34. Prophet Adetunji Adeleke, Former Supervisory Councillor, Ilesa West L/G
  35. Hon Dele Olowookere, Former Leader of the House Ilesa West L/G
  36. Alhaja Mulikat Odeyemi, Party Leader
  37. Hon Leye Oladipo, Former Councillor
  38. Alh Hon Kasali, Former Councillor
  39. Hon Saliu Bakare Aloya, Former Councillor
  40. Hon Yakubu Sarumi CUBA, Current PDP Vice Chairman ILW L/G
  41. Hon Sunday Odebode, Former Supervisory Councillor
  42. Hon Wole Aofolaju, Former member State PDP Caretaker Committee
  43. Alh Hammed Babatunde, Party Leader
  44. Mr Kehinde Awe, Party Leader


  1. Hon. ‘Sanya Omirin, Former Federal Commissioner, RMAFC
  2. Hon. Bimbo Olukitibi, Former ATW L/G. Chairman
  3. Alhaji Kosamotu Adegbite, Former Vice Chairman, Atakunmosa East LG.
  4. Hon. Banjo Oladele, Former Leader of the House, Atakunmosa East L.G
  5. Hon. Dimeji Ogundare, Former Supervisor, Atakunmosa East L.G
  6. Hon. Adediran Adewunmi, Current Party Chairman, Atakunmosa East L.G
  7. Chief Sanmi Ogunyemi, Current State Officer, PDP, Osun State.
  8. Hon.Kola Giwa, Former Councillor (ward 06)
  9. Hon Suleiman Ayoade Maitama, Former Supervisor, Atakumnosa East LG
  10. Prince Banjo Adebagbo, Current Secretary, PDP, A.E.L.G
  11. Alh Lukman Adeyemi, Former Councillor
  12. Chief Diran Agboola, Former Treasurer PDP, Osun State
  13. Hon Ranti Akinluyi, Former Executive Secretary Atakumosa East L/G Education Authority.
  14. Hon Siji Ayeni, Party Leader
  15. Chief Ilori, Party Leader
  16. Hon. Lawrence Oguntade, Former Member the Governing Council, the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro
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