The Executive Chairman of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, has paid a congratulatory visit to the newly elected National Deputy Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, at his Ibadan residence.
Adeniran, who was also a delegate to the National convention in Abuja, was accompanied by a Full-time member of the Board, Hon. Akeem Oladeji, and some political associates.
The Executive Chairman congratulated Arapaja on the victory and wished him a successful tenure in office, while expressing optimism that he would exhibit the true omoluabi ethos as a genuine Ibadan-man.
According to him, “Your victory at our party’s National convention indicates clearly the confidence that the entire party delegates repose in the Governor Seyi Makinde’s leadership. We are optimistic that you will make Oyo State proud and we thank God for your emergence.”
Commending Governor Makinde’s efforts at ensuring Oyo State gets such a plum position in the party and building a stronger party, he prayed God to give him the wherewithal to lead the state and the party right.
While he lauded the governor for his role in the growth and development of the party, Adeniran also urged the new National Deputy Chairman to play his role as a leader and strengthen the support base for PDP and its organs.
“We are assured that Amb. Taofeek Arapaja will deploy his wealth of experience strengthened by the democratic tenets and principles of our great party in his new mandate of leading the party as its National Deputy Chairman, South,”he said.
Responding, Amb. Arapaja expressed his profound gratitude to Almighty God and specially thanked Governor Seyi Makinde and all delegates for their support.
He vowed to do everything within his capacity to ensure the party remains stronger than ever, with a view that the party emerges victorious in the 2023 general election.
“There was no victor, there was no vanquish. The contest was a family affair and we all had the same focus to rescue Nigeria from the claws of suppression to which the present government has subjected the nation.
“I admonish all of us to join hands in this rescue mission we are set to embark on,” he concluded.