By Emmanuel Oloniruha
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) South-West Caucus of the House of Representatives, has hailed the successful conduct of the zonal congress, which produced the Amb. Taofeek Aragbaja-led executives.
The caucus gave the commendation in a statement jointly signed by the House of Reps Deputy Minority Whip, Rep. Adesegun Abdel-majid Adekoya, (PDP- OGUN); and the Chairman, House Public Accounts Committee, Busayo Oke (PDP-OSUN) and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.
Arapaja emerged PDP National Vice Chairman (Southwest) after defeating his opponent, Dr Eddy Olafeso.
The Caucus said that the outcome of the congress, in spite all envisaged fears, had shown that there was no alternative to PDP in the zone and Nigeria.
It advised all to put the contest behind them.
”Now that the election is over, it is now time to mend fences ahead of future elections in the zone and Nigeria.
“Now the battle has been won and lost. But there is no vanquished and there is no restrictive winner. The victory belongs to all of us.
“This is now the moment to mend the broken places to reconcile and rebuild without any recourse to personal triumphalism.
“We are all winners, we have proven to them all that PDP is not like them, we belong to the same family under one umbrella, South-West is back under the umbrella now.
“We can confidently say that PDP is reclaiming all the South-West States come 2023, starting from Ekiti and Osun States governorship polls, the war is over in the Zone with the outcome of the Zonal Congress,” the caucus said.
It commended Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, party leader in the zone, for his leadership qualities and for making the congress a success.
The caucus called on party leaders to support the governor in rebuilding the party in the zone for the task ahead. (NAN)