Oyo Reps Member Rallies Support For Sheriff As PDP Chairman

Ali-Modu-SheriffThe member representing Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere federal constituency in Oyo State, Dokun Odebunmi, on Sunday made a case for Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to continue in office as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Rep. Odebunmi said Sheriff possessed the qualities to change the fortunes of the party if given substantive appointment.
According to the lawmaker, the PDP chair, who is expected to step down on May 21 during the national convention of the party in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has within his short stay in office as acting chairman, demonstrated an ability to unite party members.
“I was at the meeting where it was unanimously agreed that our party chairman should come from the northern part of the country so as to balance up with the south where we have many PDP governors and other elected public office holders”, Odebunmi told journalists in Ogbomoso yesterday.
Mr. Odebunmi, the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, said the PDP needed a mature leader.
“In order to have a disciplined and organised party that can win election in the next political dispensation and subsequent elections, there must be a level playing ground for all and sundry in the party.
“We must reposition ourselves and embrace a transparent system of electing our leaders during the congress at all levels”, he said.
The lawmaker also confirmed moves to woo former Governor Rashidi Ladoja back into the party, saying he would be an asset to the PDP.


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