In preparation for the Zonal Congress of the People’s Democratic Party
(PDP), the South-West Caucus of the party has affirmed the endorsement
of the return of the Dr Eddy Olafeso led Zonal Exco, calling on
delegates from the zone to elect them.
Rising from its meeting in Lagos today, the Caucus, in a Communique
signed by the Zonal Secretary, Hon. Daisi Akintan, Chairmen of
Lagos, Osun, Ogun and Ekiti States, Engr Adedeji Doherty, Hon Sunday
Bisi, Dr Sikirulai Ogundele and Otunba Bisi Kolawole respectively,
called on the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde to desist from
causing division in the party by creating parallel Excos in some
The communique read; “We members of the Zonal Caucus of the Party in
the South West, pursuant to Section 27(5) as amended in 2017, here
gathered deliberated on the fortunes of the Party and particularly with
emphasis to place it on sound footing in our zone and resolves as
“That we stand firmly by the resolutions of the Ibadan meeting of 12th
March 2020, affirming the return of Dr Eddy Olafeso as Zonal Chairman,
Rev Bunmi Jenyo as Zonal Secretary, among others, believing that as
matured and sincere Party members, resolutions and agreements are
sacrosanct and must always be respected.
“That sequel to the above, we are committed to respecting the Zoning
agreement, as conclusively agreed to at the meeting and furthermore
endorsing the candidature of Dr Eddy Olafeso and all other members of
his Executive or new additions injected into the list by leaders of the
“That we hereby direct/appeal to our Delegates to vote accordingly for
all our aspirants as we are confident in their ability to steer the
ship of the Party successfully.
“That we call on the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde to stop
acting like Governor-General of the South-West Zone and desist from
causing division in the party by setting up parallel State Excos in some
“That our vision and desire is to see the PDP thrive in the South West
Zone and win elections.
“That sequel to the above, the under listed people have been approved as
candidates for election at the Zonal Congress.
“Dr Eddy Olafeso, National Vice Chairman; Rev. Bunmi Jenyo, Zonal
Secretary; Hon Bakene Fasiu Adewale, Zonal Organising Secretary; Mr
Femi Adetola, Youth Leader; Mrs Abimbola Lanre Balogun, Woman Leader; Mr
Oke Ojo Micheal, Treasurer; Engr Balogun Kolawole Ayuba, Auditor; Mr
Dosu Babatunde, Legal Adviser; Mr Ayo Fadaka; Zonal Publicity Secretary
and Hon. Philip Olabode Aivoji, Financial Secretary.
“Zonal Ex-officio are,Yeye Agnes Shobajo (Lagos), Fagbayigbo Adeola
(Ondo), Adesina Adeboye Semiu (Ogun), Mrs Taiwo Abiola Mubo (Oyo) and Mr
Akinade Jimoh (Osun).
“National Ex-officio members are; Mr Michael Okunlade (Oyo), Arowolo
Oluwole Johnson (Ondo), Captain Tunji Shelle (Rtd) (Lagos), Hon Abayomi
Nureni Tella (Ogun), Alabi George Ibitayo (Osun) and Mrs Monisola