Chief Segun Oni
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-west has urged leaders of the party across the nation to honour the zone with the vacant position of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman.
Rising from the Joint Meeting of the BoT members from the South-west and the Zonal Working Committee (ZWC) members in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Wednesday, the party also urged that the BOT chairman be elected by consensus.
A statement issued yesterday by the Zonal Publicity Secretary, Hon. Kayode Babade, the party resolved that going by the PDP Constitution, the BoT Chairman was supposed to be elected.
“The leadership of the party should be encouraged to elect the chairman of the BoT by consensus in the interest of peace, harmony and cohesion of our great party at the highest level,” he added.
While throwing its weight behind candidate from the South-west emergence as the new BoT chairman, the meeting resolved that; “as a deserving zone, the South-west would be highly honoured if it is considered in filling the vacant exalted office of the BoT Chairman of our great party, the PDP.”
Apart from members of the Zonal Working Committee (ZWC) led by the National Vice-Chairman (South-west), Chief Segun Oni, the BoT members from the zone, who attended the meeting included Chief Richard Akinjide, Senator C.K. Awoyelu, Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun and Chief Tunde Osunrinde.
Those, who could not attend but sent apologies included Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, Hon Patricia Etteh, Senator Bode Olajumoke and Chief Aduke Maina.
The BoT chairmanship became vacant following the resignation of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on April 3, 2012.
The new BoT chairman, therefore, was expected to emerge after an election scheduled for January 8, 2013.
The BoT of the PDP, according to the constitution, comprised men and women of integrity that have contributed critically to the party, and who act as the conscience of the party.