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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Details of PDP South-west leaders’ meeting emerge


Leaders​ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Southwest met in Lagos​ on Wednesday.

The gathering discussed​ the ​forthcoming ​governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states,​ as well as the 2019 ​general ​elections.​

​In attendance were the Deputy National Chairman (South), Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, ​ex National Secretary, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, ​ex Deputy Governor of Osun state, Erelu Olusola Obada, ​ex​ Lagos Deputy Governor, Akerele Bucknor, ​Lagos PDP governorship candidate in 2015, Jimi Agbaje, among others.

National Vice-Chairman (South), Dr. Eddy Olafeso who read the communiqué at the end of the meeting said the stakeholders ​preached peace, reconciliation and unity at every level​.​

He ​disclosed that the ​region resolved to work hard to ensure that every hand must be on deck “as the task to reclaim our lost ground and glory must be prosecuted firmly”​.​

The stakeholders demanded a level playing field from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the Osun and Ekiti elections​.

​”​The PDP as a Party will remain law abiding and conform with every regulations that govern the conduct of such elections in Nigeria”​, they said.​

“The Security agencies must restrict themselves strictly to their primary responsibilities and must not be a tool in the hand of the APC led Federal Government.

​”​In this regard we will not condone any act of intimidation or coercion from them as we inch towards the elections, moreso, particularly on election days”, he said.

​Olafeso further said all members of the party had been mandated to work hard to take over from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.

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