A new twist has emerged on the choice of who becomes the South West Chairman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of zonal congress.
The development was revealed following Governor Seyi Makinde and some other party stakeholders adoption of Ambassador Taofik Arapaja during the PDP Zonal caucus meeting held at the Government House ,Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital.
The meeting which had in attendance Senator Abiodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South in the National Assembly, all PDP lawmakers at the National Assembly from Oyo State, the candidate of PDP in Ondo State in the 2020 governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede; Senator Olu Alabi, the caretaker Committee Zonal Chairman, Dayo Ogungbenro; former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Segun Oni, former Deputy Governors kofoworola Akerele-Bucknor(Lagos), Olusola Eleka (Ekiti), Olusola Obada (Osun) and others.
Governor Makinde while speaking on the latest development said the decision to nominate Arapaja was made after consultations with party leaders in the state.
Makinde said:”I want to beg that for each of our state, let there be inclusiveness. Let all tendencies in our states come together and agree on the person that we will put into each of these positions so that when we get here on March 6,2021,we will just do funfair and there would not be disagreement or crisis. We will come just to validate what each state has done. That will be my expectation and that will be my message to everyone.”