South West PDP leaders meet on Yoruba role in national development
This resolution was arrived at after a three-day meeting convened by the former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP and one of the aspirants for the position of the party’s national chairman, Chief Olabode George, in Lagos.
The South West PDP further resolved that its people would not accept to be pushed aside in the leadership process in the country.Giving the outcome of the meeting, which he said was aimed at discussing the future of the Yoruba race in the Nigerian polity, George said: “It was affirmed at the meeting that Yoruba would henceforth sort out all disputes and differences that may arise through amicable internal resolution mechanisms and repel any external interference or intrusion in their affairs.”
According to him: “The stakeholders also resolved to reject any attempt by external forces to distort the will of the Yoruba people at the Port Harcourt National Convention through the manipulation of the approved list of delegates.”
He disclosed that the leaders also agreed to continue to strengthen the party in the region with a common vision and a common purpose, saying: “We believe that a consensus platform of unity and traditional brotherhood will enhance the dignity, the purpose and the collective glory of the Yoruba people and as well ensure discipline, encourage loyalty and defend the Omoluabi heritage of our forefathers.”
Those who attended the meeting are Chief Ebenezer Babatope, Senator Robert Koleosho, Dr. Saka Balogun, Senator Ayo Adeseun, Erelu Olusola Obada, Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan, Dave Salako, Senator Buruji Kashamu and others.