From Musliudeen Adebayo, Ibadan
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has advised leaders and members of the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to close ranks to ensure a viable party ahead of the next election season in the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the Governor gave the charge at the Second anniversary of Ondo State PDP Support Group (PSG) held in Akure, the state capital.
The Governor declared that the PDP in Ondo must remain united to face future electoral challenges.
Governor Makinde, who was represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Abdul Mojeed Mogbonjubola, at the event stated that he was ready to join hands with the state chapter of the PDP to achieve the needed unity.
According to him, Ondo State used to be one of the strongholds of the PDP in the South-West, adding that without unity of purpose, the target of electoral success could be a mirage.
He stated that all hands aimed at rebuilding the party must be on deck ahead of the future challenges.
The event, which was held at BTO hall, Akure, Ondo State, featured a lecture themed: “PDP: Harnessing the trust of the people,” which was delivered by Chief Tokunbo Modupe, the MD/CEO TPT International.
In his speech, the coordinator of the group, Hon. Bode Obanla, said that the gathering was to discuss the fortunes of the party with all eyes focused on future challenges.
He added that the gathering was also aimed at galvanising members of the PSG to ensure that they all take responsibility for the needs to ensure success for the party in its future endeavours.
Obanla said: ”But we have succeeded where many have failed and achieved unprecedented unity for our party in a period of war. That, once again, proved that no single political party has the internal cohesive structure like the PDP.”