A former Acting Chairman of Ijebu North Local Government, Prince Dele Ajayi has emerged as the Chairman of the Ijebu North Local Government Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the congress of the party, held in Ijebu Igbo, recently.
Other members of the newly elected executives are: Mr Alowonle Igbalaiye, Vice Chairman; Engr. Oladimeji Olusanya, Secretary; Alhaji Sheu Abdul, Assistant Secretary; Mr Ade Sulaiman, Treasurer; Prince Tele Towolawi, Youth Leader; Mrs Alaba Odusipe, Women Leader; Mr Tunde Olukoya, Financial Secretary; Mr Kolawole Damilare, Organising Secretary; Mr Kunle Sobowale, Legal Adviser; Mr Tajudeen Alimi, Auditor; Mr Komolafe, Public Relations Officer; Hon Nurudeen Adebanjo, Assistant Public Relations Officer; Mr AKinbode Ademolu, Ex-Officio; Mr Kazeen Ademefun, Ex-Officio; Mr Mukaila Agaru, Ex-Officio; Mr Biodun Ogundipe, Ex-Officio and Mr Tope Badekale, Ex-Officio.
Participants at the congress included all the ward executives, the 11 chairmen and secretaries of the Local Government, and three delegates from each of the wards in the Local Government.
Ajayi, who has also acted two times as transitional Vice Chairman of Ijebu North Local Government promised to ensure unity in the party, while embarking on aggressive moves to reconcile members of the party, which according to him would make the party even stronger than before, thereby coming back on board as the ruling party, come 2019 elections.
The newly elected PDP Chairman of Ijebu North Local Government who described the party and its programmes as people-oriented and the best for the nation said that the All Progressive Party (APC) should forget winning again in 2019, not only in Ijebu North Local Government, but in Ogun State generally, and Nigeria at large, boasting that his party, the PDP will win and form the government at the local, state and federal levels in 2019 because the ruling APC has failed to meet the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians.
Accusing the APC of failing to fulfill the various promises made to the people, Prince Ajayi said, rather than improving the lot of Nigerians since it came to power, the APC had worsened the situation.
“Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan wanted to remove the subsidy in January 2012, the opposition in guise of a human right group called Occupy Nigeria, rose against it, instigating the people against the government, in spite of the palliative measures put in place by the then government. Now the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, which has on board a good number of those who rose against the move by the former administration suddenly removed the subsidy, with pump price being fixed at N145 against their N45 pump price the promised Nigerians, during their campaigns.
“It is not what the opposition (APC) did before 2015 that made them win, it is what PDP failed to do while it was in power. Now, we have learnt our lessons, and we are coming back, stronger, to practically deliver the dividends of democracy to the good people of Nigeria and relieve them of the hardship being hurled on them by the APC-led government.”