Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), on Sunday, elected Soji Adagunodo and Bola Ajao as party’s chairman and Secretary respectively at a congress held by the party in the state.
The processes that culminated in the state Congress of PDP began with the conclusion of the party’s ward congress held in the local government areas where the exercise had stalemated on Friday.
The state Congress of the party which began around 2:30pm saw about 3,154 out of 3,427 expected delegates participating in the election of 29-member new state executives of the party in the state.
The congress that was held at Osogbo city stadium had in attendance leaders of the party across the state and it was witnessed by the national body of the party led by Emmanuel Agbor, Chairman electoral Committee.
Those at the congress included, former national Secretary, Professor Wale Ladipo, former deputy governor in the state and former minister of state for Defense, Erelu Olusola Obada, former Minister for youth and sport, Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi, former national deputy chairman, Shuaib Oyedokun, and a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Oluwole Oke.
Others are, former Secretary to the Osun state government, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, Prince Ade Fadahunsi, former Chairman of the party in the state, Gani Ola-Oluwa, former speaker of the state House of Assembly, Adejare Bello, Senator Felix Ogunwale, House of Assembly members, Dipo Eluwole and Albert Adeogun, Senator Olu Alabi, Nathaniel Oke SAN, among others.
In his acceptance speech, Adagunodo called on aggrieved members of the party to support him in rescuing the state from the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).
“Let me therefore use this opportunity to extend a hand of friendship to our fellow contestants who also offered themselves for the service of our party in various positions.
“I want to assure you all that the fact that you lost in this election does not in any way mean that you are less competent to run the affairs of the party.
“We shall ensure that no member of the party suffers any form of discrimination on the basis of his or her previous affiliation during our crisis period. We shall, in word and in deeds show that truly, there are no victors and there are no vanquished.”