Crisis won’t affect Ogun PDP exco’s tenure – Secretary

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The Secretary of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Semiu Sodipo, has said that the party executives at all levels in the state will remain in office until the expiration of their tenure in 2020.
Sodipo said that the positions of the excos at the ward, local government and state levels under the leadership of the state PDP Chairman, Chief Bayo Dayo, would not be affected by the ongoing crisis rocking the party at the national level.
The main opposition party has been embroiled in a leadership crisis, with the ousted National Chairman, Senator Alli Modu Sheriff, forcibly returning to his Abuja office at the Wadata House National Secretariat of the PDP, last Monday.
But speaking during the inauguration of the members of the five ad-hoc committees at the party secretariat in Abeokuta, the state secretary assured the members that the outcome of the current rumbling in the PDP in Abuja would have no effect on “what has been concluded in Ogun State.”
Sodipo therefore urged the committee members to work assiduously for the growth of the party in the state.
He said, “The times in our party are challenging and this is a call to duty. This task does not have any remuneration or financial gain, and that is why we have chosen people that are ready to sacrifice for the party, rather than benefit from it.
“These committees are not a closed circuit and anyone that is deemed useful, can be co-opted at anytime into these committees.”
Inaugurating the ad-hoc committees, which include those of finance, publicity, youth mobilisation, women mobilisation as well as mobilisation and reconciliation, the Deputy Chairman, Boye Adesina, who acted on behalf of the PDP state chairman, urged all the members to see the assignment as a call to duty. “We have decided to remove the burden of running party affairs off ourselves by involving members of the party to take up roles in helping to grow the party.
The task ahead is huge and everyone must be involved,” he said. The state PDP Legal Adviser, Mrs. Bimbo Lanre-Balogun administered the oath of allegiance on members of the five committees.
The members of the committee however promised to commence work immediately. They also promised to work hard in line with the mandate given them.
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