Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, an ex-Governor of Oyo State has recently lauded his nomination as the State Candidate for the next Zonal Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde. The Zonal Congress is slated to hold on the 6th of March, 2021.
A press statement issued and signed by Arapaja reads in part:
“I, Amb. Taofeeq Arapaja, wholeheartedly appreciate the entire stakeholders of our dear party – People’s Democratic party under the kind leadership of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde for nominating me as the Chairmanship candidate for the forthcoming Zonal Congress. No doubt, it’s a call to duty and I am ready to harness all available types of machinery to take our dear party to its deserving level.”
“It’s a great challenge given to me, considering the current state of our party in the Zone; having just one state under our umbrella though we are all aware that it was due to the polarization which we were unable to contain. Verily, it’s a new era.”
“Our first assignment would be to bring unity, love, team spirit and productivity to the party while positioning it for the next election so that we can Coast to victory. We shall encourage all-inclusiveness as this is the only way to foster peace and unity.”
“I hereby accept this call to duty in good faith and implore all members of the party across all states within the zone to support this agenda of unification.”
“I am seeking your votes, support and prayer to move the party to the greater height.
“Thank you all and be assured of my total commitments to this assignment.”
Ambassador Taofeeq Oladejo Arapaja
Oyo State Deputy Governor
2007 – 2011
Former Nigeria Ambassador to Jordan and Iraq