By James Sowole in Akure
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West on Wednesday settled for the position of National Secretary zoned to the area ahead of the national convention of the party scheduled to hold later this month.
The acceptance of the National Secretary position in addition to the position of National Publicity Secretary, Auditor and Zonal positions, was one of the resolutions contained in a communique issued at the end of its meeting held in Akure, Ondo State capital.
The meeting held at the instance of the Ondo and Ekiti State governors, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and Ayodele Fayose respectively, was attended by notable party leaders and former national and state poitical office-holders from the states of Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, Lagos, Osun and Ogun.
The communique was read by the former Minister of Sports, Prof Taoheed Adedoja.
It was resolved that the time was ripe for all members of the PDP in the Southwest to forge a common front and pursue a common agenda towards occupying their destined leadership position in Nigeria.
“That despite the challenges confronting the PDP, the Southwest caucus has agreed to unite and confront the challenges that are facing the Yoruba race in Nigeria.
“That members of the PDP have agreed to rise up beyond personal interests to confront crucial national issues that affect us as a race, especially the thriving menace of the Fulani herdsmen,” the communique read.