The Peoples Democratic Party, Oyo state on Tuesday, endorsed Rasheed Ladoja as their preferred candidate for the national chairmanship position for the forthcoming national convention, slated for December 9, 2017.
Akeem Olatunji, the state’s party spokesman announced the endorsement in a tweet. This is coming based on the contest between Ladoja and Taoheed Adedoja, a former minister of sports.
Meanwhile, hours after announcement, a socio-political group, ‘Southwest Patriotic Forum’ expressed its support for Ladoja’s aspiration.
Tosin Ayagboye, the secretary general of the group, in a statement said the party is in order by endorsing Ladoja.
“It is not enough for a national chairman of a political party merely to have a position, he has to have the skill needed to follow through on his promises and translate his position into action. We need not to deceive ourselves on this, Ladoja remains the best candidate.
“PDP needs national chairman that will receive general acceptability from every regions. A person that will unite all members, regions, states and help solve problems. Presently Nigerian society is more divided and Abuja more dysfunctional than ever.
“Ladoja is a great leader; he is someone who feels so passionately, so strongly about something that he not only lives for it, he will put his life on the line to see it through,” Ayagboye said.
There are about eight aspirants jostling for the National chairmanship seat of the party from the south.
They include the former Governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel, former minister of education, Tunde Adeniran.
Others are the former Lagos State PDP governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, Prince Uche Secondus, a former acting National chairman of PDP, and Chief Raymond Dokpesi.