As build up to the 2015 general elections heats up, a Peoples Democratic Party leader in the South-west, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has said the party needed “political soldiers” that can mobilize and organize in order to challenge the “enemy”.
Buruji, who is chairman of the South-west PDP Mobilization and Organization Committee, was speaking at a congress meeting of the party held at the Le Chateau Hall, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Saturday.
According to Buruji, the number one enemy the party has in the zone is former Lagos State governor and national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He added that for PDP to reclaim the South-west states from APC, it must be ready to confront its enemies.
He said, “As the chairman of the organization and mobilization committee, I believe in myself that if we are to win the South-west, we need strong people, political soldiers that can mobilize and organize in order to challenge our enemy. And who are our enemies? We all know that our number one enemy in the South-west is Bola Tinubu.
“And when you are not strong, tough and sure of yourself, you don’t have anywhere to go if you have to contend with people like him. If we are ready to work, I am ready to go if you will stand by me. If you are ready, let us start with Ekiti governorship election and make it a sample to them”.
Also speaking at the meeting, the chairman of Ogun State PDP, Mr. Bayo Dayo, reaffirmed the support of the zone for the National Secretary of the party, Professor Olawale Oladipo; National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and President Goodluck Jonathan.
All the PDP chairmen in the zone also urged the national leadership of the party to approve a date in January for zonal congress to hold in the South-west.