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PDP Deputy National Chairmanship Race: Meet The Three Contenders From The South-West

Ahead of the PDP National Convention scheduled to hold on the 30th and 31st of October, 2021, Three Political Gladiators from the South-West are set to slug it out for the Position of the Deputy National Chairman. It will be recalled that the zone refused to agree to pick a Consensus Candidate for the Position. According to a report by the Vanguard, The Contenders are 

Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola 

Oyinlola, a Former Governor of Osun State had earlier aspired to become the PDP National Chairman but his quest for the Top Position later came to an end following the Zoning of the Position to the North.

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Oyinlola who is a Top Contender for the Position of Deputy National Chairman enjoys the backing of Notable PDP Chieftains in the South-West including the Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, Francis Fadahunsi; a Former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Erelu Olusola Obada among other PDP Elders in the Zone, they believe Oyinlola is eminently qualified for the Position.

Professor Wale Oladipo

 According to a Report by the Punch, The Osun State Chapter of the PDP led by it's Chairman, Chief Sunday Bisi nominated Oladipo, a Former PDP National Secretary for the Position of the Deputy National Chairman.

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The PDP Scribe noted that they decided to support Professor Oladipo due to his requisite Experience in party Administration. He has the backing of Senator Ademola Adeleke, The 2018 PDP Gubernatorial Candidate in Osun State.

Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja 

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Currently the National Vice-chairman (South-West) of the PDP, Arapaja who hails from Oyo State is believed to have the backing of Governor Seyi Makinde who is the PDP Leader in the South-West Geo-political Zone. It will be recalled that Makinde was previously backing Oyinlola for the PDP Deputy National Chairmanship Position. but he later switch allegiance to Arapaja, his close Ally.

Information Source: Vanguard, The Punch.

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Francis Fadahunsi Olagunsoye Oyinlola Osun State PDP South-West


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