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BOT Chairmanship: South-West PDP has not adopt any candidate - Spokesperson

By Lere Olayinka
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has said that its clamour for the zone to be honoured with the vacant position of the party's Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairman does not translate to adoption of any candidate for the position, saying; "we will abide by the overall decision of the party leaders."

Zonal Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Kayode Babade who made this known in a release issued today said the clarification had become necessary to clear misconception on the decision reached at the party's Joint Meeting of the BOT members from the South-West and the Zonal Working Committee members held in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital last Wednesday.

"Our appeal is simple, we are urging the national leadership of our great party, the PDP to honour our zone with position of the BOT chairman.

"That is clearly different from saying we have adopted a particular candidate from the South-West and that we have thrown our weight behind the candidate.

"We however still maintain that as a deserving zone, the South-west would be highly honoured if it is considered in filling the vacant exalted office of the BOT Chairman of our great party, the PDP," Babade said.

The South-West Zonal Working Committee had held a joint meeting with BOT members from the zone last Wednesday where it urged that leadership of the party should be encouraged to elect the chairman of the BOT by consensus in the interest of peace, harmony and cohesion of the party at the highest level.

It was also resolved at the meeting that; "the South-west would be highly honoured if it is considered in filling the vacant exalted office of the BOT Chairman of our great party, the PDP."

Apart from the National Vice-Chairman (South-West), Chief Segun Oni, who led the Zonal Working Committee memebers, BOT members from the zone who attended the meeting included Chief Richard Akinjide, Senator C.K. Awoyelu, Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun and Chief Tunde Osunrinde.

Those who could not attend but sent apologies included Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, Rt. Hon Patricia Etteh, Senator Bode Olajumoke and Chief (Mrs) Aduke Maina.