The National Secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has approved the dissolution of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the Ondo State chapter of the party.
According to a letter signed by the National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Shehu Gabam, addressed to the State Chairman, Chief Korede Duyile, the dissolution of the SWC is one of the measures to strengthen the party’s administration and activities of the Ondo State chapter in order to maintain the position of SDP in the political landscape of the State.
In a statement issued on Monday by the secretary of the committee, Ebenezer Adeniyan, reads “To this end, the National Working Committee has approved the dissolution of the Ondo State Working Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Korede Duyile.
“A new Caretaker Committee of eleven members has therefore been constituted for the State, with Hon. Oladele Ogunbameru as Chairman and Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan as Secretary.
“Ogunbameru, who hails from Okitipupa local government area of the state, is a former State Secretary of the party, while Adeniyan, who hails from Akure South local government area, was the candidate of the party for the Ondo State House of Assembly in Akure South Constituency 1 in the 2019 general elections.
“The other members of the committee selected from each of the nine Federal Constituencies in the State are Chief Sola Omojuwa, Mr. Oyibo Priye, Princess Olayinka Raji, Mr. Tunde Alejo, Mr. Rotimi Akinde, Mr. Femi Akinmurele, Mr. Bola Osho, Mr. Sunday Adedoyin and Mr Remi Oluwatuyi.
“The mandate of the Committee is to find pragmatic procedures for accomplishing reorganisation and streamlining of the Party’s operations in accordance with guidelines from the National Secretariat and to ensure massive recruitment of fresh members especially youths and women across the State.
“The Chairman of the new Committee, Hon Dele Ogunbameru, has thanked the outgone State Working Committee and pledged to be fair and proactive in all the activities of the Committee, adding that “we shall quickly set to work by implementing a decentralised method of operations and engagements to provide our great party with a face-lift through robust consultations, mobilisation and workable strategies that will make SDP more attractive to all”.
The Chairman stressed that the Committee is poised to give the youths and women an enabling atmosphere to thrive abundantly and guarantee robust support to SDP candidates in the forthcoming Local Government and Gubernatorial elections in the state.
The Caretaker Committee will be officially inaugurated by the Deputy National Chairman (South), Dr. Olu Agunloye, and shall run the affairs of the party in the state until a new State Working Committee is inaugurated by the National Secretariat of the party.
This development has been communicated to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
The National Chairman reposes much confidence in all the members of the Committee and expects that they will take this assignment with seriousness and devotion.
In the meantime, the erstwhile State Chairman, Chief Korede Duyile, has been saddled with the responsibility of organising Elders of the Party to harness the contributions of this group to the development of the Party in the State.