Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South West assembled yesterday in Ibadan and resolved that the national chairmanship position of the party should remain in the Northern part of the country so as to brighten the chances of the party in the 2019 elections.
This was part of the resolutions of members and chieftains of the party after a meeting that included leaders of the party in Osun, Lagos, Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo and Ogun States.The meeting was well-attended by prominent members from the national and zones of the party.
They included Senator Buruji Kashamu, Chairman, Organisation and Mobilization Committee, Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the party,Teslim Folarin, former Senate Leader, Senator Ayo Adeseun who represented Oyo Central in the previous National Assembly, Alhaji Tajudeen Oladipo, former South West leader, National Auditor, Adewole Adeyanju, Mrs Aduke Maina, Lagos State, Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe, National Vice Chairman, South West, Abdulahi Inai Basira and many others.
In a statement signed by Senator Buruji, he said, leaders from the zone wanted the party to avoid the risk of shrinking into a regional party because of the deadline in the electoral fortunes of the party in the North.
”A North that is further weakened by being denied the position of the national chairman of the party will feel marginalised; reconciling a further a disillusioned North will be an ardous task for a party in opposition,” he said.