Adedoja joins PDP chairmanship race

From left, Elder Wole Oyelese; PDP chairman, Oyo State, Mr Yinka Taiwo and the former Minister of Sports, Professor Taoheed Adedoja, during the declaration of the latter to contest for the PDP national chairmanship, at the party secretariat, in Ibadan, on Thursday. PHOTO: TOMMY ADEGBITE.

Former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, Professor Taoheed Adedoja, on Thursday, declared his interest to contest for the National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and promised to commence the process to bring back aggrieved members within 24 hours if elected.

Professor Adedoja made this known while speaking with newsmen at the state headquarters of the party, in Molete, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The former governorship candidate reiterated his desire to pursue genuine reconciliation of all aggrieved members of the party by ensuring that all members who have left were brought back into the fold.

Party chairman in the state, Yinka Taiwo; former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin; former Minister of Power, Elder Wole Oyelese and other PDP leaders across the state were at the party headquarters when Adedoja made the declaration.

In his speech, Professor Adedoja said all the leaders of the party in all the six geo-political zones were duly consulted.

While admitting that PDP had been tore by factional crisis, Professor Adedoja prayed that God would provide the thread and needle to sew back the umbrella that was torn.

“With the PDP leadership under my humble self as National Chairman, the rebranded PDP’s umbrella will stand out in the air and under the bright sun as the new shade for Nigerian’s true democracy come 2019.”

The aspirant, who expressed dissatisfaction with the condition of service of workers at the PDP Wada Plaza headquarters, promised to ensure a more conducive environment for staff at the party’s national secretariat if elected.