Just like their counterparts in the South-East zone, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South West, has vowed to convince traditional rulers in the zone on the need to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan wins the 2015 Presidential election.
National Secretary of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo, who disclosed this while reaffirming his support for the President`s second term ambition said, “I stand by the endorsement of the President by South West chapter of the party.”
Prof. Oladipo further stated that as a Prince of Ife, he would mobilize the support of royal fathers and the intellectual community from the South West zone for the realization of the re-election bid of Mr. Jonathan.
The nuclear physicist also pledged his loyalty to the party’s national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and promised to work with him in a bid to make members of the party see themselves as members of a political family.
He stressed that he remained resolutely committed to the President`s second term ambition and described Mr. Jonathan as a democrat who deserved the support of all well-meaning Nigerians.
He said, “I stand by the endorsement of the president by South West chapter of the party and as a prince of Ife,I will mobilize royal fathers and the intellectual community for the second term election of the president.”
While commending the President for the enabling environment provided for the South West to pick a new national secretary, Prof. Oladipo said Tukur was a father figure in the administration of the party.
“Aside my unflinching loyalty to President Jonathan, I also pledge to work harmoniously with the party chairman without rancor or disharmony. I will act like the administrative head implementing decisions of the party leaders and that of the leader of the party, President Jonathan,” he declared.
The PDP national scribe, who was endorsed by the South-West zone of the party at an extra-ordinary general meeting weekend in Ibadan, promised to abide by court ruling on party issues and also saluted contestants who either stepped down for him or had extended their support, assuring that he would not disappoint them.
He said, “Our appreciation goes to the national leaders of the party who allowed the position to remain in Osun. I will do my best to ensure the repositioning of the party for victory in all elections.”