2015: S'West PDP endorses President Jonathan’s second term bid

By The Citizen
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Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West on Sunday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential election.

The South-West PDP leaders also passed a vote of confidence in the new National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Muazu.

They further voted for the continuation in office of the PDP National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo.

The PDP leaders took the decision to adopt Jonathan as the presidential candidate for the South-West at a stakeholders, meeting held at the Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State country home of the party's Organisation and Mobilisation Committee Chairman for the zone, Prince Buruji Kashamu.

Amongst the PDP South West leaders present at the stakeholders' meeting were the former minister of works, Adeseye Ogunlewe; Acting Zonal Vice Chairman, Chief Deji Doherty; former South West caretaker committee chairman, Chief  Isola Filani; former zonal secretary, Chief Pegba Otemolu,  ex-Ogun commissioner for commerce, Omoba Gbenga Osinowo and the PDP National Auditor, Alhaji Adewole Adeyanju.

Others at the meeting were the chairmen of the PDP in Osun, Oyo and Ogun, Ayobami Olaoluwa, Olayinka Taiwo and Chief Bayo Dayo, respectively.

The Ekiti PDP was represented by its State Secretary, Dr. Tope Aluko, while Chief Lere Oyewunmi stood in for Senator Iyiola Omisore.

Moving the motion for Jonathan's adoption for a second term in 2O15 and for the adoption of his candidacy by the South West, Ogunlewe said the president was the most qualified candidate the party could field in the forthcoming poll.

'President Jonathan is performing wonders,' the former minister said.

A party chieftain, Otunba Tola Odulaja, seconded the motion which was approved by a voice vote of PDP stakeholders at the meeting.

The PDP National Auditor, Alhaji Adeyanju in his speech on the occasion, declared the zone's support for Jonathan in 2015.