The South West zonal caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday, August 8, 2016 met at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure, Ondo State in an attempt to present consensus candidates for positions zoned to the region by the Southern Caucus.
On Thursday, last week, the Southern Caucus of the party in Port Harcourt zoned the offices of national chairman, national auditor, and deputy national publicity secretary to the zone.
At the end of the Monday meeting, the caucus agreed to zone the national chairmanship position between Lagos and Ogun State, deputy national publicity secretary zoned to Oyo/Osun, national treasurer zoned to Ondo/Ekiti.
The caucus also set up a six-man committee to be chaired by Yekinni Adeoko to meet with the three aspirants from Lagos and Ogun with the view of coming up with a consensus candidate for the national chairmanship position. The committee is expected to submit its report within forty-eight hours.
The new arrangement has now streamlined the position of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party to three individuals. The former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel who is the only aspirant from the state; Chief Bode George, and Jimi Agbaje, both from Lagos State.
The meeting was attended by the host governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose; former national deputy chairman and national chairmanship aspirant, Chief Bode George; chairman, House of Representatives Committee for Rural Development, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, former minister of education and national chairmanship aspirant, Professor Tunde Adeniran, amongst other dignitaries.