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Arapaja defeats Eddy Olafeso to emerge PDP National Vice Chairman, South West


Former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja has defeated the Immediate zonal chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Eddy Olafeso to emerge National Vice- Chairman , South West.

Breakdown of the results is stated below:

Accredited Delegates – 675

Taofeek Arapaja – 343

Eddy Olafeso – 330

Void Votes – 10

Aragbaja, in his victory speech, promised to work for the progress of the party.

He said: We thank Governor Seyi Makinde and Former Governor Fayose. It’s our party. We will work together and move the party forward. We want to reposition the party. I will work with my brother Olafeso to achieve our aims.

In his concession speech, Mr Olafeso said: The storm is over, there is a new beginning for our party. We have to thank God almighty that depsite odds, there is a new beginning for our party. The time is now. I thank everybody who supported me.

See list of People’s Democratic Party SouthWest Zone Executive:

1. Chairman- Amb. Taofeek Arapaja.
2. Secretary – Chief Rahman Owokoniran.
3. Treasurer- Mr Samson Omotoyosi. .
4. Organizing Secretary- Barr. Amuwa Benson.
5. Publicity Secretary- Chief Olusanya Atofarati.
6. Financial Secretary- Mr Adewoyin Rasaq Babarinde.
7. Legal Adviser- Barr. Gbenga Kukoyi.
8. Auditor- Dr. Adeola Adewumi.
9. Women Leader- Mrs Modinat Bosede Adedibu.
10. Youth Leader- Mr Bamidele Seyi Abiola.
11. Zonal Ex.Officio- Adeola Santos.
12. Zonal Ex.Officio- Modupe Adetokunbo.
13. Zonal Ex.Officio- Araoye Sikiru.
14. Zonal Ex.Officio- Olugbenga Idowu.
15. Zonal Ex.Officio- Segun Adewale Aeroland.
16. Zonal Ex.Officio- Lanre Fajuyi.
Natl Ex.Officio- Olakunle Paul.
Natl Ex.Officio- David Kolawole Vaughan.
Natl Ex.Officio- Ogunrinde Emmanuel.
Natl Ex- Faboyede Clement.
Natl Ex- Taiwo Kabiru.
Natl Ex- Oluwakemi Olayiwola.