By: BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has tasked the newly inaugurated PDP Executive members in Oyo State to ensure PDP is returned to seat of power in the state in the 2019 elections.
Prince Secondus gave the charge while inaugurating the Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party Excos at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja on Monday.
Speaking through the PDP National Legal adviser, Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem, Prince Secondus asked the Oyo state Executive led by Alhaji Omokunmi Mustapha to go back to the state and bring everyone under one roof to ensure the state regains the lost seat at the government house and various elective offices.
The PDP National Chairman stressed that the ceremony ” is epochal” and lauded the efforts of the new chairman to bring unity in the party in Oyo state and asked all members to support him.
Conducting the inauguration rite with administration of oath of allegiance and office on the executive members present, Prince Secondus promised members of the party that this administration will follow the constitution of the party to the letter.
He added that the National Chairman has promised total support to the Oyo state Exco ably led by The Chairman Alhaji Omokunmi Mustapha, Secretary, Hon Wasiu Adeleke, Organising Secretary, Hon Taiwo Alagbe, Woman Leader, Mrs Wulemot Ibitoye, Vice Chairman South Sir Micheal Olawuwo among others.
PDP Zonal Chairman South west, Dr Eddy Olafeso while speaking reminded party supporters that the inauguration ought to have taken place about six Months ago but expressed joy that it did happen today.
Dr Eddy Olafeso reiterated that Senator Rasheed Ladoja remains the leader of the party in the state and thanked those who have worked tirelessly to ensure peace is restored in the Oyo state chapter of the party. He emphasised that Oyo state is in dire need of quality Leaders which PDP is capable of bringing to the saddle.
In his remark at the event the National Youth Leader, declared that this is a reborn and rebranded party it is time to work selflessly. He warned Youth and women to desist from engaging in any exercise that could bring division to the party. He advised Youth and women that the success of the party should be Paramount in their minds.
The inauguration was witnessed by PDP states Chairmen and Akwa-ibom State Chairman, Obong Paul Obong, the deputy national Organising Secretary, Bar Hassan Yakubu, the South west Zonal Secretary, Rev Bunmi Jenyo, Dr Agbo Emmanuel Deputy National Secretary. While Oyo state members include, Former Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, Rt Hon Muraina Ajibola, Prof Tahoeed Adedoja, Chief Jacob Adetoro, Prince Dotun Oyelade to mention a few.