• South West PDP rejects national chairmanship
Written by Morenike Adebayo on March 18, 2016
Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party’s May 21 national convention, the South-West chapter of the party on Thursday declared its support for the North to retain the PDP’s national chairmanship position.
Leaders from the zone told the National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, when they paid him a visit in Abuja that the South-West was not interested in the post.
This came as Sheriff pledged to unite the PDP members from the zone.
The situation report on the state of the party in the zone was signed by Sen. Buruji Kashamu, Sen. Teslim Folarin, the chairmen of the party in the six South-West states and 30 others.
The group was led by the South-West National Vice-Chairman, Mr. Makanjuola Ogundipe.
They also endorsed Kashamu as the leader of the party in the zone.
The party chiefs said the PDP would become a regional party if the South got the national chairmanship position.
Senator Ayo Adeosun, who spoke on behalf of delegates from Oyo State, admitted that there was a serious problem in the party in South-West.