PDP Convention: Osun delegates set for Port-Harcourt

Following last Friday’s  delegate elections held in 30 local government councils, the Osun State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is ready to storm the Rivers State capital for the party national convention tomorrow.

Chairman of the party, Honourable Soji Adagunodo confirmed the readiness of the state’s delegates to attend and participate at the convention where new national leadership is expected to emerge.

He affirmed the full support of his chapter for the convention and exuded confidence that the exercise would open a new chapter to the progress of the party.

“After we were through with the delegates last Friday, we have put things in place to ensure full participation at the convention. And we are confident that we are going to have a successful convention on Wednesday in Port-Harcourt. It is coming at a right time when we are looking forward for Edo and Ondo States governorship elections,” he said.

Adagunodo also assured that the convention is going to be a catalyst that will return PDP to its former state as African biggest political party.

The chairman, therefore, urged members to reconcile their differences with a view to making the party a stronger opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), which, he maintained, is chasing shadow instead of settling down for government business.

Adagunodo described APC-controlled government as being vengeful on its anti-corruption crusade, pointing out that such act would not move the country forward.

He regrettably said the government does not know the difference between pre-election campaign and governance proper, thus calling President Muhammadu Buhari to be a statesman and settle down to governance.

“He needs to rise and live the status. Once you are declared winner of an election and sworn in, you belong to all Nigerians, including those who did not vote for you. But what we are seeing now is funny. Yet they lay claim to knowledge and experience. Nigerians are taking note. When the right time comes, they will respond with their votes,” he noted.

The chairman admonished Osun State electorate to be patient for 2019 when, he said, PDP would chase APC out of power. He also expressed optimism in the project with a verdict that the people of Osun were shortchanged by the ruling government.