Some notable members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State on Tuesday, through a closed door meeting held at Alhaji Nureni Akanbi’s residence, endorsed Dr Eddy Olafeso as the Southwest Chairman of the party.
The party leaders, who met basically to strategize on the forthcoming South West Congress of the party maintained their ground by adopting Eddy Olafeso as their sole candidate for the position of the Chairman of the zone.
The decision of the party stalwarts reflected in a communique issued after the meeting.
The communique indicated that leaders of the party resolved to unify all aggrieved members and intensify effort in their preparation for the forthcoming southwest congress slated for this year.
According to the communique, the leaders also unanimously agreed not to nominate nor sponsor any chairmanship candidate from Oyo State but to honor the agreement made with Southwest leaders of the party in build up to the Ondo State governorship election.
The communique signed by all the leaders reads in part; “We came here to strategize ahead of the southwest forthcoming congress. It is very necessary for us to come together and sharpen our tools ahead of the congress. we deliberated on lot of issues and we reached a positive conclusion in all what we discussed.
“It is no longer news that, no chairmanship candidate coming from Oyo state, there is an agreement made that we are going to return the Eddy Olafeso exco and every leaders from all the state still stand on the agreement. So, Oyo State can’t be left out and we don’t want anybody to use his or her selfish interest to cause dispute in our great party.
“We are still going to hold more meetings before the congress, but the issue of chairmanship for the congress is settled, Oyo state is supporting the effort to return Eddy Olafeso at the coming congress.”
Some of the party leaders that attended the meeting included: Chief Nureeni Akanbi, Engr. Femi Babalola, Alh. Bisi Olopoebiyan, Aranse Basiru, Dele Adigun, Baba Sunday Alabi, Alhaji Azeez Ajinowo, Malam Yusuf, Alh. Bola Akinyemi and others.