Congress: South West PDP seeks support of members for Arapaja as PDP Vice Chairman in South West

Ahead of the Peoples  Democratic Party (PDP) Southwest zonal congress slated for
 6th of April, 2021 the mainstream candidate for National PDP Vice Chairman Southwest position, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja has counseled the  Lagos State  chapter of the party to cease acrimony and forge ahead in unison.
Arapaja who spoke after been unveiled as the party’s candidate, for the said position stressed the fact that getting the reins of power in Lagos State is cardinal for the party now and that internal wrangling coupled with external forces influence will bring them no good.
He also pleaded with all those concerned to sheathe their swords and let peace reign in the party.
Ambassador Arapaja in his charge to the Lagos State PDP urge all to team up and work to wrest power from the ruling party, adding that the state harbours a lot of economic gains for the political progression of their party if in their kitty.
“So I have come here to appeal to you to unite. We should take power from these people, Nigerians are expecting us, all these things they (APC) are doing, ‘lori iro,’
“PDP is the only party belonging to the people. The economy is in bad shape, security is worse. Even at the backyard of Mr. President, there is banditry.
“We have not come here to play, whoever is not going to listen, we will beg. Please our leaders, we are your errand boys, what we want is result. I am your errand boy,” Arapaja said.
“Nigerians are ready now to vote for PDP, all we need to do is to reconcile.
“It is also time to win Lagos State,and take power to where it belongs. We gave them (APC) opportunity because we did not work as a team. Lagos State is of strategic importance, we need to win the state, we should rise above petty jealousy. The objective is to take power from those people and restructure the party.
“These people have their way because we are not united. Let us stop wasting our time, if you have executive council without being in government the executive council is useless. We are appealing to you, begging you to be united,” he added.
“We are charging them to go out as one big family,that is how we can take Lagos State from the cabals.
“I am optimistic that if we work as one big family we can have better political fortune and I am optimistic that we can win Lagos State.
“I have told them how I feel about Lagos State,that the problem is from within and I am quite sure if they realized that,  the problem comes from within they can deal with it to help them achieve the aims and purpose of the party.
Arapaja was officially  presented to the Lagos chapter by Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro the zonal caretaker committee Chairman of South  West PDP and was adopted by all stakeholders present.
The campaign entourage that followed the mainstream candidate included Alhaja Abosede Adedibu,Alhaji Akeem Ige,Hon. Dare Adeleke and others.
They all stressed that the sincerity of the Oyo State Governor Engr. Seyi Makinde, whom they claimed had made frantic moves to placate warring stakeholders like Governor Ayodele Fayose who refused to allow reason prevail.
A Lagos chieftain of the party, Otunba Segun Adewale Aeroland who stated his resolve to team up with the Governor Makinde and major PDP political bigwigs and their mainstream candidate, Arapaja, noted that until election is made statutory within the party’s structure from ward level to national and imposition of candidates are done away with, in fighting will persist and there will be more factions.
“Arapaja was in Lagos to seek our votes. He understands Lagos issues partially citing the factions in the state PDP and in fighting he advocated the need to win the governorship seat in Lagos. I give him my support for that.
I know he will surely deliver,moreover he is not arrogant and proud like his predecessor Eddie Olafeso.
Eddie was one the person that destroyed our election in 2019, how can a southwest Chairman come to Lagos State and impose a party Chairman in the local government as well as candidates brought from no where to contest elections into various offices?
He added that the upcoming zonal congress is a done deal,as it will be a smooth ride,owing to the huge numbers of delegates in Oyo with people holding elective offices and other statutory delegates,but cited Lagos has no political office holder aside the party’s stakeholders.
Aeroland also noted that Fayose might be heady all through and not show up in congress, that amounts to candidates winning unopposed.
The Lagos Chapter of the party present at the forum, led by the state Secretary Prince Muiz Dosunmu Deacon Kolawole, Alhaji Segun Sowole, Alhaji Samsudeen Arobieke, Chief Taiwo Kuye, Alhaji Rahmon Owokoniran, Otunba all noted that the state is ready to deliver 80 percent at the April congress.
The visiting team them proceeded to Chief Bode George’s residence to rap up their courtesy call.
Congress: South West PDP seeks support of members for Arapaja as PDP Vice Chairman in South West
 
 
Ahead of the Southwest zonal congress of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), slated for 6th April, the candidate for the National Vice Chairmanship position of the PDP in the South West, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja has urged the Lagos State chapter of the party to put an end to division and forge ahead in unity.
 
 
Arapaja, who spoke after he was unveiled as the party’s candidate for the position, stressed that taking over power in Lagos State is important for the party now and that internal wrangling, coupled with influence by external forces will lead to nothing good for the party.
 
 
Ambassador Arapaja further urged members of the  Lagos State PDP to team up and work to take over power from the ruling party in the state, saying that the state has a lot of economic gains that could work for the political progression of their party.
 
 
“We are charging you to go out as one big family, that is how we can take over Lagos State from the cabals.
 
 
“I am optimistic that if we work as one big family we can have better political fortune and I am optimistic that we can win Lagos State.
 
 
“I have spoken about how I feel about the Lagos State PDP that the problem is from within and I am quite sure they realized that, so if they can realize that I think they can deal with it to help them achieve the aims and purpose of the party.
 
 
“Lagos is the economic nerve centre of Nigeria, with thr state in the kitty we can take the whole Nigeria and Lagos belongs to everybody,” Arapaja said. 
 
 
Arapaja was later presented officially to the Lagos chapter of the PDP by Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro, a member of the national caretaker committee of the party.
 
 
A chieftain of the party in the state, Otunba Segun Adewale aka Aeroland, who stated his resolve to team up with Governor Makinde of Oyo State and major PDP political bigwigs, noted that until election is made statutory in the emergence of party’s structure from ward level to national and imposition of candidates are done away with, division will persist in the party.
 
 
“Arapaja was in Lagos to seek our votes. He understands Lagos issues partially, mentioning the factions in the state PDP and in fighting among the members, he advocated the need to win the governorship seat in Lagos. I give him my support for that,” he said.
 
 
Aeroland also noted that former governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State might refuse to give peace a chance all through and fail to show up at the congress, stressing that this amounts to “our candidates winning unopposed.” 
 
 
The Lagos Chapter of the party present at the forum, led by the state Secretary, Prince Muiz Dosunmu all noted that the state is ready to deliver 80 percent at the April congress.

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