The Executive Chairman of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, OyoSUBEB, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, who was also a national delegate to the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, national convention in Abuja, on Thursday paid a congratulatory visit to the newly elected National Deputy Chairman, South, of the party, Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, at his Ibadan residence.
Congratulating the new Deputy National Chairman, South, Adeniran, who was accompanied by a full-time member of the Board, Hon. Akeem Oladeji, and some political associates, wished Arapaja a successful tenure in office, expressing optimism that he would exhibit the true omoluabi ethos, as a genuine Ibadan man.
Adenitan said, “Your victory at our party’s national convention, indicates clearly the confidence that the entire party delegates reposed in the Governor Seyi Makinde 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 that Oyo State gets such a plum position in the party and building a stronger party, he prayed God to give Arapaja the wherewithal to lead Oyo State and the party right.
Adenirane lauded the governor for his role in the growth and development of the party, even as he also urged the new National Deputy Chairman, South, to play his role as a leader and strengthen the support base for PDP and its organs.
He added, “We are assured that Amb. 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.
“We congratulate you and urge you to use this new position to further the advancement of our party and develop our nation.”
In his response, Amb. Arapaja expressed his profound gratitude to Almighty God and specially thanked Governor Makinde and all the delegates for their support.
He vowed to do everything within his capacity to ensure that the party remains stronger than ever, with a view that the party emerges victorious in the 2023 general election.
Arapaja said, “There was no victor, there was no vanquished. The contest was a family affair and we all had the same focus to rescue Nigeria from the claws of suppression which the present government has subjected the nation.
“I admonish all of us to join hands together in this rescue mission we are set to embark on.”