Adeleke, Makinde Host Southwest PDP meeting

The Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke and his Oyo State counterpart, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday hosted members of the Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

Governor Makinde who was in Abuja, joined the meeting that was chaired by Governor Adeleke virtually, as the two leaders agreed on moving the PDP forward in the Southwest zone.

In his welcome address, Governor Adeleke acknowledged the commitment of the Southwest PDP Excos in making the party strong in the zone, assuring them that he has the understanding of his counterpart in Oyo state, Governor Makinde, to improve the fortune of the PDP in the Southwest.

Governor Adeleke who said the meeting with the managers of the PDP in the Southwest is to strengthen the party, noted that the party have a lot to benefit in unity.

“We are all brothers,” the Governor pointed out, adding that “We, the two leaders, have decided to forge ahead in the interest of our party.”

Governor Adeleke maintained his commitment to the progress of the PDP in the Southwest zone, saying his door is always open to whatever will aid the growth of the party.

Joining virtually, Governor Makinde said he’s on the same page with Governor Adeleke on building the Southwest PDP, assuring those at the meeting of the resolve of both leaders to unity.

Governor Makinde canvassed the PDP Southwest Excos to contribute to making the party strong by ensuring unity, disclosing intention of convening an enlarged meeting of leaders of the party in the zone in Ibadan.

He however said he is on the same page with his counterpart in Osun, Senator Adeleke, on the replacement of the late National Vice Chairman of the party, Hon. Soji Adagunodo.

Speaking at the meeting, the Acting Chairman of the PDP in Southwest, Alhaji Rahman Owokoniran, commended Governor Adeleke for the step towards building the party in the zone, saying “we want to assure the Governor of our uttermost support and cooperation.”

“When our Governor won, we knew it was going to happen because the people love him and we are happy with that. We have been campaigning for you since 2017 and we did the same in 2022. Our people gave you their supports and are happy that you won. We pray that our party prevail in Ogun as well,” Owokoniran noted.

Highlight of the meeting included the nomination of Barrister Kamorudeen Ajisafe as the National Vice Chairman of the party (South West), to replace late Adagunodo who was from the state. It was resolved that the nomination will be sealed at the enlarged meeting to be held in Ibadan at a later date.

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