*visits Hazeem Gbolarumi
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The National Vice Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South West, Ambassador Taofeek Oladejo Arapaja on Wednesday asked aggrieved leaders and members of the party to unite and forge ahead as a strong team for the 2023 general elections.
Ambassador Arapaja gave the charge in Ibadan when he led PDP South West reconciliation team to the former Deputy Governor Of Oyo State, Hon. Hazeem Gbolarumi.
The PDP National Vice Chairman said it is now time for leaders and members of the party to forget their differences and come together , saying, ” we should not let this allow us to lose this Government of the state like it happened in 2011 which resulted into 8 years of suffering”.
” We are facing more than enough challenges in Southwest PDP and it would be a big slap on myself and you if I fail to reconcile with my own people at home because they say, Charity begins at home.This is a big task for everyone of us and I would continue to seek for your support on this”, he said.
Ambassador Arapaja added, ” Let us all believe that there would be a positive change if we all work together to make things work out for good, with this alone we can all benefit”.
The PDP National Vice Chairman South West stressed, that sometimes ago he met withAlhaji Olopoeyan and Alhaja Mulikat and he felt everyone had reason to register their displeasure with the situation of things at all times, ” but while expressing it, we should all know that we should not let this allow us lose this Government of the state like it happened in 2011 which resulted into 8 years of suffering”
Speaking during the reconciliation visit, the PDP Southwest Woman Leader , Alhaja Bose Adedibu declared that her presence with other members of the reconciliation team at the residence of Chief Gbolarumi was to revalidate their unification agenda on pending crisis within the party.
Alhaja Adedibu emphasized that there is the need for all hands to be on the deck for the genuine reconciliation of aggrieved members of the party with everyone coming together and champion the mission to reposition our party in South West.
” Apparently, this is important not only for personal gains but for the benefit of our followers. We all need to look at the effect of the crisis on the followers and the party at large.Though this is not the first time of holding this kind of reconciliation meeting but I believe this would be the one that would end all the crisis”, she said.
Responding, the former Deputy governor promised to support Ambassador Taofeek Oladejo Arapaja in his agenda to reposition PDP.
The National Vice-chairman of PDP South West was accompanied by Alhaja Bose Adedibu, Hon. Akeem Ademola Ige, Hon Fatia Adeshina, Hon Gbenga Adewusi, Hon Yinka Omikunle, among others.