Oyo PDP Congress: Let’s Show The World Unity Of Purpose And Strength Of Our Diversity – Oyo Lawmaker, AKT


By Henry Odeh




Oyo PDP Congress: Let’s Show The World Unity Of Purpose And Strength Of Our Diversity – Oyo Lawmaker, AKT




A lawmaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Akintunde Olajide, representing Lagelu State Constituency has appealed to members of the Oyo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to use the occasion of the party congress slated for today to prove to the world that PDP is ready to take over power from the ruling party in Nigeria.

Speaking with Sunrisebulletin on Saturday morning 16 October, the lawmaker who is also the PDP Whip of the 9th Assembly also said the outcome of the party Congress will speak volume of how prepared the party is to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the country come 2023.

AKT as he is popularly known, maintained that Governor Seyi Makinde remains the leader of the party in the state and the entire south west region by reason of being the highest elected officer of the platform of PDP saying that one important duty all members must perform is to ensure Governor Makinde succeeds as the leader of the party in the state.

He stressed the need to understand that the success of the Governor is a success for the party and vice versa noting that no matter the level of grievances any member may have, it must never be allowed to reach the threshold of threatening the unity of the party in the state.

The lawmaker appealed to members to embrace the outcome of the congress in the spirit of sportsmanship and give maximum support to the new party executives who shall paddle the affairs of the party for a term of four years.

“It is only reasonable for any party faithful to as a matter of duty ensure the Governor succeeds because if the Governor succeeds, it is also our success at the party level.

“Nobody can argue the fact that Governor Makinde remains the leader of our great party being the highest elected officer in the entire south west region and leading with practical examples for all to see.

“There’s nowhere in the world where you have different people under one umbrella without conflicting interests but the most important thing is such interests must never threaten the unity of the umbrella that binds everyone together.

“The whole world have seen how many years backward the APC has taken this country. The PDP is the only answer to that yearnings by Nigerians and the journey back to Aso Rock in Abuja begins with this State Congress for us to show unity of purpose and strength of our diversity.

“The outcome of today’s exercise should be accepted by all and we must always bear it clearly at the back of our minds as politicians that the party is supreme and it’s decision binding on all members therefore, I urge our leaders and members and most importantly my colleagues at our various constituencies to eschew any form of bitterness after the congress.

“It is only a united PDP that can make our dream as a party come true by 2023 and I must also remind our party leaders and members that our detractors in the state are also working and praying against a united PDP so, we must not let that happen because it would God forbid be at everybody’s political detriments.” Hon. Akintunde said.

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