The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state has assured that it would create a level playing ground for all aspirants in the state seeking to clinch the ticket of the party for the 2023 polls.
Hon. Sikirulai Ogundele, the state Chairman of the party, gave the assurance in his address at the official declaration of Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal (JAL) for the 2023 gubernatorial race in Ogun state under the platform of the PDP.
About four aspirants are now jostling for the party governorship ticket, namely Lawal, Hon.Ladi Adebutu, Prof. David Bamgbose and Mr Segun Sowunmi.
Ogundele stated that the party would not hinder any eligible member to aspire or contest for any position, adding that it would be fair to all.
“We thank God for the peace that we now enjoy in our party after the reconciliation and we will be transparent and fair in the selection of the party’s flag bearers for the various offices.
The chairman also dismissed allegations that the party had been pocketed and hijacked by moneybags.
“Let me allay your fears over misconceptions and wrong judgement concerning the party’s activities in Ogun.
“The party is for all of us and nobody has pocketed it.
“I, as the Chairman will never say, do or be party to anything that will destroy the PDP in Ogun,” he said.
Ogundele, however, urged all the party chieftains and members to supports aspirants who might emerge as the party’s candidates from it’s primary elections.
Hon. Dayo Ogungbenro,.the PDP Chairman in Oyo state, urged the party members to ensure that the PDP regained power in Ogun in order to lift the state to an enviable height.
He stated that the PDP – controlled Oyo state had been transformed since Engr.Seyi Makinde became the governor of the state.
Lawal, in his address, expressed readiness to turn the state around if voted into power.
The aspirant who identified untapped resources of the state, explained that he would use its commonwealth to create even development in the state.
While unveiling his five- point agenda, Lawal explained that his vision would centre around economic growth, human capital development, infrastructure, security and good governance.