By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osun State chapter has nominated the former Chairman of the party in the state, Hon. Olasoji Adagunodo as the Deputy National Chairman of the party in the Southwest.
Besides, the party agreed on a total withdrawal of all court cases bordering on the leadership of the party.
This was contained in a letter addressed to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State jointly signed by Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor, Osun State, Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun, BoT member/chairman Elders’ Caucus, Senator Francis Ade Fadahunsi and Hon Sunday Bisi, Chairman PDP, Osun State.
The decision to nominate Adagunodo was reached after an extensive meeting of elders/leaders of the party held at the residence of former governor Oyinlola on Thursday.
The statement reads in parts: “We wish to congratulate you on the successful conclusion of the PDP 2021 national convention.
“We also use this medium to congratulate you as our leader in the Southwest and Ambasador Taofeek Arapaja on his election as the National Deputy Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“The State Executive Committee of Osun State chapter of our great party, PDP wish to convey the nomination of Hon Olasoji Adagunodo as a replacement to the position of National Vice Chairman (Southwest zone) which was vacated by Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja after concurrent approval of the leaders/elder caucus in a meeting attended at the residence of His Excellency, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola by BoT members and other leaders.
“However the meeting also agreed on total withdrawal of all court cases bordering on the leadership of the party.
“Suffice that with this development all disputes on Osun State chapter leadership has been resolved amicably and the party united as one big family.
“We have seriously considered and put the progress of Osun State chapter of PDP into consideration and taking into cognizance, the fact that we have an election in the next few months and also that we have a new wave of peace by bringing everybody together and by making sure that the crises that have been bedeviling the Osun State chapter of PDP in the last three years come to an end.”