PDP chairmanship: Yoruba youths support Adeniran

The National Committee of Yoruba Youths (NCYY) has declared support for a Nigeria’s ex-ambassador to Germany and former Minister of Education, Professor Tunde Adeniran, for the position of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on account of his track record in the economic and intellectual development of the country.

In a statement by its president, Oladimeji Odeyemi, NCYY, which described itself as an ardent subscriber to the socio-economic programmes and manifesto of the PDP, said it would amount to incalculable damage if it kept quiet over the leadership process of the party.

The group, which said it took the decision after a “sober reflection and with every sense of responsibility”, noted that the PDP “needs an experienced, mature and stable leadership that does not have godfathers, but is ready to reunite and reposition the party for greatness.”

“We have been under considerable pressure from well-meaning Nigerians and teeming youths on the country to contribute to the development of the PDP and advise its leadership on who should be the new national chairman,” it added.