Three days to National Convention of the opposition party , the Oyo State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday endorsed a former governor of the state, Sen. Rashidi Ladoja, as its choice among those jostling for the seat of the National Chairman at the party’s national convention slated for Saturday.
The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, announced the endorsement and adoption after a show of hand vote, during a meeting held at the party’s secretariat in Molete, Ibadan, on Tuesday.
Mustapha said: “On behalf of Oyo PDP, we must vote for Sen. Ladoja come December 9. The Southwest is the rightful zone to have the chairman of our great party.
“The Southeast and the Southsouth have produced the chairmen before now and that is why it is our turn to have the national chairman.
Speaking earlier, Ladoja assured members of the party that if given the opportunity to serve, he would return the culture and tradition put in place by the founding members of the party.
Ladoja, who has been a Board of Trustees (BOT) member of the party, promised “never to compromise on things that are not right and are not in the constitution of the party.”
“I will do things the way they should be done and everybody will be happy. That was how our founding fathers were moving the party forward.”
He argued that it would be best to fortify the defence for the PDP in the South-West where it only boasts of a governor with the position of the national chairman so as to make the entire southern part of the country a home for the party.
CEOAFRICA in a chart with one of the Chieftain of PDP in Oyo State, Barrister Sarafadeen Abiodun Ali said “ Oyo PDP decided to endorsed Senator Ladoja for National Chairman of our great party PDP because he is the best man for that position “.