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From L-R, Enugu State Governor and Chairman, Oyo State PDP Congress Electoral Committee, Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and his wife Tamunominini during PDP State Congress held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo State Government.

PDP will unite Nigeria, Makinde declares at Oyo PDP Congress, as Ogungbenro emerges Chairman.
 
By: Morolake Kolade
Sun, 17 Oct 2021   ||   Nigeria, Ibadan
 

The Oyo State Governor and Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, Engr. Seyi Makinde had on Saturday declared that his party, PDP is capable of uniting the nation due to the organized and united front it put up for the State Congress.
The governor stated this at the congress held at the Open Court of the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, in Ibadan the State Capital, where Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro was elected as State Chairman, with Hon. Wasiu Adeleke retained as State Secretary amongst other positions.A statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted that the governor said the PDP will promote oneness and unity as well as put an end to all divisive tendencies in the country if given the opportunity to govern the country in 2023.
The Statement also stated that the governor called on all members of the party to support the newly elected state executives to better reposition the party. 
He said, “Today is very symbolic. I congratulate the executives that we have just elected today. 
“It is historical because this is the first time that we are coming for an elective Congress and the situation is carnival-like. Now, I am sensing the same thing for our National Convention. They should watch out, PDP will unite Nigeria.”
"Today, we don’t have much to say. The only thing I will say is that those who said they are aggrieved can see what has happened here today.”
"PDP belongs to all of us. They must come back and get integrated into the fold and we will accommodate them."
The newly elected Oyo State PDP Chairman, Ogungbenro, in his acceptance speech, lauded Governor Makinde on his efforts in ensuring the prosperity of the state, adding that the new State Working Committee would work hard to ensure that PDP becomes the state’s favorite. 
Earlier, the Chairman of the Oyo State PDP Congress Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, had commended Gov. Makinde for his sterling leadership, which, according to him, has ensured the sustainability of the PDP in the state.
In his words, "I salute the sterling leadership of my brother and friend in Oyo State, Governor Makinde, who has engendered the manifestation of parity in one fellowship and sustainability of PDP in the state. 
"I respectfully acknowledge all the executive leaders of the party here. Your contributions and sacrifices are highly appreciated. I also appreciate the support and solidarity of our teeming supporters.
"My team and I are in Oyo State at the behest of the National Working Committee of our party to conduct the party Congress. And I am assuring you of a very transparent, free and fair process.”  

 

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