By Rasaq Adebayo
South-West Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said it has adopted former Oyo State Deputy Governor, Taofeek Arapaja, as the consensus candidate of the zone for the deputy national chairman position.
This was revealed by the PDP South-West Publicity Secretary, Chief Sanya Atofarati, adding that PDP ZEC had also adopted the nominations of Debo Ologunagba as national publicity Secretary and Setonji Koshoedo as deputy national secretary.
He spoke in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting of PDP South-West executives in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, and made available in Ado Ekiti.
“The South-West ZEC of PDP met today, deliberated on critical issues bothering on development and cohesion in the party,” he said.
FirstNews has reported that PDP fixed October 30 and 31 for its national convention to elect new national officers in Abuja.
The South-West ZEC communiqué reads in part, “We acknowledged that three National Working Committee positions were zoned to the West and duly micro zoned by the Zonal Caucus among the three blocks constituting the zone i.e; Lagos and Ogun; Oyo and Osun; and Ondo and Ekiti.
“After a cursory deliberation on the capacity and credibility of aspirants jostling for the position of National Deputy Chairman, the ZEC accepted the nomination, resolved and unanimously adopted Taofeek Arapaja as the consensus candidate of the zone for the aforementioned NDC position.
“In line with the decision of our leaders in Lagos and Ondo states, the ZEC also adopted the nominations of Barrister Debo Ologunagba as National Publicity Secretary and Arc. Setonji Koshoedo as Deputy National Secretary.
“The ZEC commended the leadership of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, for his God-given wisdom which he has conspicuously deployed in steering the ship of the party in a quest to return the party to its winning streak.”