Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday afternoon endorsed High Chief Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja as its preferred candidate for the National Chairmanship position during the forthcoming December 9 National Convention of the party.
State PDP Chairman, Alh Kumi Mustapha, gave the certification at a feedback meeting between Senator Ladoja and members of the party, held at the party’s secretariat in Molete.
There are about eight aspirants jostling for the national chairmanship seat of the party from the south.
They include the former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran; former Minister of Youth Development, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja; former Lagos State PDP governorship candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje; a former acting National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, and Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
Alh Kumi Mustapha said: “On behalf of Oyo PDP, we must vote for Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja come December 9. The South west is the rightful region to have the chairman of our great party.
“The South-east and the South-south have produced a chairman before that is why it is our turn to have the chairman of PDP,’’ he said.
Earlier, Senator Ladoja assured members that if given the opportunity to serve, he would re-establish the culture and tradition put in place by the founding fathers of the PDP.
“If I am giving the opportunity, I will not compromise on things that are not right and are not in the constitution.
“ I will do things the way they should be done and everybody will be happy. That was how our founding fathers were moving the party forward ,’’ Senator Ladoja said.