As preparation for 2023 general election steams to gather momentum for its various flights in all regions of the country and across political party lines, the People Democratic Party – PDP in the Southwest has resolved to rejick its structures in the region by dissolving the long overdue Zonal Caretaker Committee and reconstituted a new one.
The Southwest region of Nigeria has never been a stronghold for the People Democratic Party since the advent of democracy in 1999.
The region has always been dominated by political parties at variance with the ruling party until 2015 where the dominant political party of the Southwest got to power at the centre.
Hence to reverse the trend, the People Democratic Party- PDP is said to be everyday on the drawing board to design strategies to capture the zone.
In Press Statement forwarded to 9News Nigeria containing the resolutions of PDP National Working Committee, the National Publicity Secretary of the party wrote:
July 2, 2020
PDP Dissolves South West Zonal Caretaker Committee…Reconstitutes New Committee
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissolved the South West Zonal Caretaker Committee of the party and hereby announces a new Caretaker Committee.
The action of the NWC is pursuant to Sections 29 (2)(b) and 31(2)(e) of the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended).
The newly constituted South West Zonal Caretaker Committee has Dayo Ogungbenro as Chairman and Hon. Daisi Akinniran as Secretary.
Other members of the Committee are Chief Taiwo Abayomi Kuye, Chief Adeola Ogunrinde, Mrs. Oyebola Fadeyi Awolowo, Prince Nekan Olagbegi, Mrs. Funmi Oguns and Hon. Owokoniran Olabisi Wahab.
The new Caretaker Committee is to pilot the affairs of the party in the South West Zone for a period not exceeding three months (90) days as prescribed by section 32(2)(e) of the PDP Constitution pending the conduct of elective zonal congress.
The NWC enjoins all leaders and members of our great party in the South West zone to continue to work together in harmony especially as the party join forces with the people of Ondo state for a successful governorship election in September.
National Publicity Secretary