One of the candidates for the position of South West National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Eddy Olafeso, has promised to congratulate his rival, Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, if the latter wins in a credible election.
Olafeso stated this in a special interview on the sideline of the ongoing zonal congress of the party at WOCDIF Centre, Osogbo, Osun State.
Olafeso has the support of the faction led by former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose.
Olafeso, who is the immediate past National Vice Chairman of the party in the South West, said, for him, the contest is not a do-or-die affair because it is about serving the people.
“For me, I have handed over my life to God’s hands. If I win, it will be exciting, if not, it is God’s will, but the election must be free, fair and credible,” he said.
He said he engaged stakeholders to unite and strengthen the party in the region during his last tenure, assuring that he would build on his record if he is returned.
Olafeso decried a situation where the party is governing only one of the six states in the region, saying the PDP needed to work harder to regain its status as the leading political party in the South West.
He emphasised that members of the PDP in the region are brothers and sisters, stressing that nerves will calm down after the congress to pave the way for cooperation and rebuilding of the party again.
Accreditation of delegates is currently ongoing.