Governor Adeleke calls for unity as Osun PDP holds State Congress, Bisi emerges Chair
• Governor Adeleke Has Demonstrated Capacity, says Outgoing Chairman, Akindele Adekunle
• Sunday Bisi Emerges Party Chair says PDP Will Support Governor Adeleke’s Tech Innovation Drive
TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
The Executive Governor of Osun, Senator Ademola Adeleke has called on members of the People’s Democratic Party in Osun to come together in Unity.
He made this known while speaking at the 2023 State Congress of the party that held on Wednesday at Osogbo City Stadium, Osogbo the Osun State Capital.
The Governor noted that unity is very key to build the party adding that all members need to join hands together and move PDP from strength to strength.
He said, “We are electing our new leaders to work with the Imole government, and to support the people’s government.
“I call on all PDP members to unite behind the new executives that will be elected today, let’s hold the banner of love high.
“Unity is very key, we need all of us to join hands together and move PDP from strength to strength.
“To PDP members, be assured that your government is working, the dividend of democracy is here and is here to stay.
“To Osun people, this PDP government is for the people, of the people and by the people.
“To delegates, the field is open. Let’s do it and show that it is PDP, we have class. Let’s show them that in PDP, we know how to do things.”
In his own address, the Outgoing Acting Chairman of the party, Dr Akindele Adekunle noted that Governor Ademola Adeleke has demonstrated capacity to act to address situations in a timely and constructive manner.
He maintained that the Osun PDP must produce meaningful impacts on the ground, and make a difference as a house of champions – the ruling party in Osun State.
“What comes to mind, first and foremost, is the strong and active engagement of the executive governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke in advancing, promoting and protecting the sanctity of fairness and democratic principle of inclusiveness, no matter how inconvenient.
“In the face of many crisis tunnels, the governor has turned up brightly with a touch of unity and audacious sacrifices. With his leadership, we have crafted courage and demonstrated capacity to act to address these situations in a timely and constructive manner.
“The principle of continuous engagement bestowed on us by Mr Governor, must be more than just a one short exercise. We need to ensure that the common resolutions that we have expressly adopted till this day are followed up with concrete actions, so as to produce meaningful impacts on the ground, and make a difference as a house of champions – the ruling party in Osun State”, Akindele noted.
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected chairman of the party, Hon Sunday Bisi expressed commitment to support the tech innovation drive of the Ademola Adeleke led administration of Osun state.
He added that It is a mandate for reform and for investment in the future and it is also very clearly an instruction to deliver.
“Let me also say that in line with the wish and vision of our leader, the constitutional father of Osun State, His Excellency, Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, the exercise of today comes as a remarkable and historic victory for our party but I am in no doubt at all as to what it means.
“It is a mandate for reform and for investment in the future and it is also very clearly an instruction to deliver.
“Investing into the future demands that we share in short and long term policies of our dear Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke on the need to start building the economy from the ruins of past administration.
“This the party, under my watch will support with our full chest because we appreciate the need to be assured of the future based on skills and talents and education and the application of technology, knowing that for Osun State to be relevant in the future, the forces of global competition and technological innovations mean that we can only compete on the basis of skill, ability and meritocracy.
“To this end, the domestication of the start-up act and tech innovations to strengthen tech savvy youth demography of the state by the Imole administration is the way to go and we will also deploy instrumentality of the platform of our party to support and see this noble idea of the state government to fruition”, Sunday Bisi said.
Sunday Bisi emerged chairman of the Osun PDP after securing 914 votes at the congress.