The Lagos State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday night, endorsed Olabode George as its preferred candidate for the National Chairmanship position in the forth-coming national convention of the party, slated for December 9.
The state’s Chairman of the party, Moshood Salvador, gave the certification at a feedback meeting between George and members of the party, held at the party’s secretariat in GRA, Ikeja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that George had been on campaign in the Southern states of the country to seek support for votes ahead of the National Convention.
NAN reports that there are about eight aspirants jostling for the national chairmanship seat of the party from the south.
They include: the former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, former Minister of Education,Tunde Adeniran.
Others are: the former Minister of Youth Development,Taoheed Adedoja and former Lagos State PDP governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, Prince Uche Secondus, a former acting national chairman of PDP, and Raymond Dokpesi.
Salvador said: “We must vote for Bode George come December 9; the South-West is the rightful region to have the chairman of our great party. In the last dispensation, Ekiti produced the Vice-Chairman, while Osun and Oyo states took the highest office. It is only Lagos that is left and what we want is the chairman.
“The South-East and the South-South have produced a chairman before that is why it is our turn to have the chairman of PDP,’’ he said.
Earlier, George assured members that if given the opportunity to serve, he would re-establish the culture and tradition put in place by the founding fathers of the PDP.
“If I am given the opportunity, I will not be new to the management of this party because the party’s constitution is not going to be new to me; I know its provisions as I know the back of my hand.”