Abuja- Mr Bayo Dayo, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ogun chapter, on Thursday described as excellent, the just concluded PDP National Convention.
Dayo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the ratification of President Goodluck Jonathan as the PDP sole presidential candidate for 2015 presidential election was best for the party and the country.
This, he said, was so because it would ensure the continuation of the Federal Government transformation agenda and the development of the country.
“Transformation agenda is what we want and we want it to continue,’’ he said.
Commenting on the just concluded party primaries in the state, Dayo said that though there were differences in the state in the past, such differences were being addressed.
He added that the PDP in Ogun was waxing stronger and moving forward, stressing that the presence of its stakeholders at the national convention attested to this.
“We are now working together because we know that if we are divided, we will not win the elections in 2015.
“Today, it is confirmed that the PDP Ogun state executive is here to stay and it is confirmed that the congresses we had for the delegates are authentic.
“The way we are now, come rain come sunshine, we are going to deliver Ogun in 2015 and win it for Mr President,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State PDP gubernatorial candidate for 2015 election, has said that the party in the state, had remained more united then before.
He added that contrary to rumour making the rounds, the PDP in Lagos state was not divided following grievances of some members.
“That you make your grievances known, does not mean the party is divided; so I am very emphatic that the party is not divided,’’ he said.
Agbaje, however, added that he was making efforts to talk with aspirants who contested the PDP governorship ticket, to reconcile with them.
He explained that Lagos state PDP stakeholders that did not attend the national convention were not there because they were not part of the state delegates not because of grievance.
He expressed confidence that the PDP in Lagos state would dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because the people of the state were already disgruntled with it.
“We are going to show the people of Lagos State in the course of our campaigns, that we know what it takes that they require to meet their aspirations.
NAN reports that 3,073 delegates from across the federation and the FCT attended the national convention.
The delegates ratified the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan as the PDP sole presidential candidate for the 2015 election with 2,812 yes votes.
The position of the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu`azu, was also ratified by the delegates with 2,672.
Ma`azu, it would be recalled, emerged as the PDP national chairman earlier in the year, following the resignation of its immediate past national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
Also returned by the delegates at the national convention was Prof. Wale Oladipo, the PDP National Secretary, and its National Auditor, Mr Wole Adeyanju.
It would be recalled that President Jonathan had earlier been endorsed by all organs of the PDP as the party`s sole presidential candidate for the 2015 presidential election. (NAN)