As preparation has commenced for the much-awaited Southwest zonal Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) screening committee has said it has cleared candidates for the April 12 South-West zonal congress expected to produce the party’s executive in the zone.
In a document by the National Organisation Secretary of the party, Col. Austin Akobundu, who hinted that a former deputy governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja and the immediate zonal chairman of the party, Dr Eddy Olafeso, would vie for the chairmanship position.
Chief Rahman Owokoniran and Jenyo Bunmi, have been cleared to contest the position of the zonal secretary while other aspirants like Ogunye Omotoyosi and Oke Michael (Treasurer); Amuwa Adegbenro and Bakenne Adewale (Zonal Organising Secretary); and Olusanya Adefarati and Fadaka Ayodele (Zonal Publicity Secretary) the document revealed.
Similarly, Adewoyin Babatunde and Aivoji Olabode were given the authorization to contest for the position of zonal financial secretary while Babatunde Samuel and Monsuru Kukoyi would contest the position of the zonal legal adviser.
Dominic Adegbola, Balogun Ayuba and Adeola Adewunmi were authorised to contest the zonal auditor’s position, then Modinat Adedibu and Abimbola Lanre-Balogun would contest as the zonal women leader
The party further gave Bamidele Abiola and Adetola Femi the authorization to contest the zonal youth leader’s position and also cleared two ex-officio members from each of the six states in the South-West zone.