A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has begun a campaign for the candidature of Chief Olabode George as the chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos today, Babatope said George is the best man who could pilot the affairs of the party to a new and glorious beginning.
Babatope described the former PDP national vice-chairman, south, as a “loyal|”, “tested” and a “responsible party man” with good credentials to return the party to winning ways in 2019.
He said although the position had not been zoned to a particular area of the country, “it is only right and fair that the South-West to produce the chairman since it has not produced any since 1999.
“I stand here today in historic significance to testify to the truth and to affirm the righteous path.
“Our party, the PDP was in power for 16 years of unbroken democratic governance. In this particularisation, every zone had enjoyed the helmsmanship of our party leadership except the South-West. This is troubling, this is not fair, this is unacceptable,” Babatope said.
Babatope said he was leading a mobilisation support team for George based on his conviction and other southwest leaders in the ability of the party chieftain to lead the PDP.
Babatope, who described George as morally upright, noted that his conviction for corruption had been nullified by the Supreme Court which described his conviction as a “frame up”.
He called on party members in the zone to bury their hatchet and support George.