FORMER Oyo and Ogun states governors, Rasheed Ladoja and Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who both missed out in the race for the national chairmanship post of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accepted the result of the national convention which saw the emergence of Prince Uche Secondus as Chairman of the party.
Ladoja told the Governor Seriake Dickson-PDP National Committee on Reconciliation that the south west had acknowledged the result of the tradition.
The panel met both previous governors independently on Thursday.
Talking while at the same time getting the group in Ibadan, Ladoja said that the PDP had an extraordinary opportunity to recover control in every one of the states and even at the national level.
He guaranteed the advisory group that the PDP in the South West would work in amicability in the general enthusiasm of the gathering.
As indicated by him, the tradition gave the chance to the south west zone to take in its lesson as it has understood that it could talk with one voice.
Likewise talking while at the same time facilitating the board, Daniel, said it was past the point of no return for pioneers of the PDP of his status to think about leaving the gathering.
He guaranteed his visitors that the PDP in the South West would do everything to guarantee the achievement of the gathering in 2019.
Daniel said that while it was genuine that terrible oversights and wrong presumptions which ought to have been kept away from were made, he was sufficiently experienced to know the idea of battle for control, which he stated, was not a ‘casual get-together.’
He praised Dickson for the development and for making the forfeit to lead the group toward the South West a couple of days after the tradition.
He said: “From bottom of my heart, I really want to thank you for your commendable efforts and for the strength of this powerful delegation; for you to have decided to leave whatever you were doing to embark on this mission of reconciliation after the convention, even within a few days, is something quite commendable.
“And I want you to be rest assured that we will do everything that is humanly possible to make sure that our party, the PDP, succeeds. There are no doubt that there are issues. Of course the issues are usually expected when you have this kind of struggle.
“I also know that grievous mistakes have been made, and assumptions that ordinary shouldn’t have happened have happened. But we also are sufficiently experienced to appreciate that the struggle for power is not a tea party. And quite a number of people in the process play anyhow whether fair or foul.
“But I think the responsibility of our party and of leadership is what you have demonstrated. That when we do have challenges, rather than sit back, and brood over our challenges, you have stood up to do whatever to do what is expected.
“I am not even so sure that the ruling party, the APC has such capacity. Most importantly, you can be assured that on my part, for eight years I flew the flag of the PDP, and of course if you look at my forehead, the only thing you will see there is PDP.”
The director of the panel, Governor Dickson, hosted said that the get-together would require the full help of its individuals in the South West to viably execute its intend to catch political power in 2019.
The Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, said in an announcement issued toward the finish of the visits to north the gathering men that Dickson said that the PDP would require the help and the astute direction of Daniel and different pioneers in the South West to prevail in its targets.
He clarified that the board of trustees was in the South West to talk about the issues that were hurled by the last tradition which created the Prince Uche Secondus-drove National Working Committee and begged Daniel to manage persistent investment in the undertakings of the gathering.
He stated, “We come with greetings from the leadership of the party that you consolidated, the party that you served as governor for eight years.
We are here to thank you and to remind you that you are still a pillar of our party, in your state, in the South West, and across Nigeria. The party is relying on your wise counsel.
“You and your colleagues woke up our party when you went round the entire country to campaign. Our party, the PDP, is a viable political platform.
“We are here to discuss the issues that have arisen as a result of the convention. The party holds you, Ogun State, and the South West Zone in very high esteem. Moving forward, we rely on your support, guidance of leaders like you to succeed. We look forward to your active robust participation in the affairs òf the PDP going forward.”