By Rotimi Ojomoyela
A coalition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths from the six states in the South-west have appealed to the delegates from the 19 Northern states to vote for a chairmanship candidate from the zone.
The appeal is coming on the heels of alleged subterranean moves by a notable leader of the party in zone to sabotage the aspiration of the members from occupying the chairmanship seat of the PDP.
The youths insisted that the party must vote for one of the chairmanship candidates from the South west during the December 9 national convention to lead the party to the promised land, saying any “attempt to pick the occupant from either the South east or the south-south will boomerang in the party losing relevance in the 2019 general election.”
Speaking in Ado Ekiti at the weekend after a two-day meeting of the caucus on the forthcoming convention, the youth said installing a South westerner as the party chairman will help cement the bond of unity across Nigeria and make the PDP a formidable opposition that can win elections in 2019.
The communiqué was signed by Akeem Saliu Dennis, Ogedengbe Olusegun from Ekiti; Igbekele Odunayo and Folorunso Isaac for Lagos ; Ismaila Yusuf and Ganeey Idowu for Oyo; Aghedo Benedict and Akinsetan Akinola
for Ondo; Taofeek Kareem and Olaoluwa Funmilayo for Osun; and Solana Ajisafe and Bolarin Ibitoye Peter for Ogun, respectively.
Those eyeing the seat from the zone are; Profs Tunde Adeniran and Taoheed Adedoja, former governor Gbenga Daniel, Mr Jimi Agbaje, Chief Bode George, among others.
The communiqué, read by Akeem Saliu reiterated the need for the party to stop some PDP leaders in the south west, who are allegedly working to sabotage the zone for the sake of their vice presidential ambition.