By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) across the South West States have been urged to be more committed to the stability and progress of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The charge was given by the Coordinating Secretary of SDP South West Secretaries Forum, Dr. Shola Agboola during the party’s zonal meeting held in Ibadan.
According to him, members need to come together at this point in time to work hard for the advancement of the party, especially now that the country is approaching another election time.
“This meeting will be a milestone in the history of SDP, hence, reason we all need to come together to work hard to achieve a greater SDP,” he said.
The meeting had in attendance members and representatives from across the South West, including Lagos State.
Dr. Agboola while addressing members recalled that the party has been mismanaged over the years, thus bringing it to its present stage.
According to him, some top members who over the years had been forcing themselves on the party had sold off and also mismanaged the party.
He urged members especially Oyo State, not to allow leaders like Dr. Olu Agunloye to deceive them with his antics, saying he had over the years caused so much problem for the party.
“Oyo State must be ready to deal with him whenever he attempts to come and deceive them as he has always been doing.
“I commend those actively working for the progress of SDP, you all are recognized. I want you people, especially in Oyo State to say no to dictatorship.
“SDP is fortunate to be regarded as the third force party in Nigeria. So, fresh restructuring has begun in SDP. This also is the words of Chief Supo Sonibare who is the legally recognised National Chairman of SDP,” he said.
Speaking at the well-attended meeting, Oyo State Secretary of the party, Chief Niyi Akande said the intention of the meeting was to strategize SDP in the South West for the 2023 general elections.
According to him, the meeting will be going from one state to another regularly to reposition the party and advance its course.