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.