As campaign for the National Chairmanship position of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) heightens, Taoheed Adedoja, has taken his plea to PDP leaders and stakeholders in the South South Zone, promising empowerment to women and youth if elected.
The chairmanship aspirant for the PDP top position was in Portharcourt on Monday 13 November 2017 at the party zonal headquarters for the South South Zone to solicit support.
During his interaction, he recalled his life and times in Delta and Edo States in the 70s and promised to utilize the goodwill he had generated among the people of South South to provide the needed leadership for the party to be further accepted as the rallying point for all Nigerians, and for women to take their rightful position in the society as parents and mothers.
According to him, “PDP will provide life time Empowerment for Empowerment for women activists to enable them play their key roles as the nation’s mothers, parents and key partners in the upbringing of Nigerian children and youths”.
Adedoja who was a student activist at the College of Education, Abraka in the old Midwest State (now Delta and Edo State), promised to utilize his experience as a former Minister of Sports to promote sports for the development of youths of the south south with the formation of “Peoples Football Clubs” at the Ward, Local Government, State and National Level, to be a private sector driven as PDP’s major contribution to the development of Nigerian youths.
Further, Adedoja highlighted measures to change the funding challenges of the party when elected its National Chairman.
While responding toAdedoja’s visit, the zonal Chairman of PDP in South South, High Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, commended him for his full participation in the 25th anniversary of the creation of Delta State that took place in Asaba, Delta State in August 2016.
“This has demonstrated that Prof. Adedoja is a bridge builder whose relationship across all parts of Nigeria will provide the needed public image for the party”, he said.
Meanwhile, Adedoja had earlier interacted with the workers at the headquarters of the party (Wadata plaza) in Abuja.
The workers expressed happiness with Prof. Adedoja’s visit and commended the former Dean of the Faculty of Education at Bayero University Kano for deeming it important to consider workers.
The workers described Adedoja’s visit as the first of its kind since the formation of the party nineteen years ago, as no aspirant to the position of National Chairman had ever considered interaction with workers important.
“Anywhere I find myself, the welfare of workers is always my focus and this will not be different when I become the National Chairman of our great party by the special grace of God; as your working environment will improve by building on the achievements of the former Chairmen of the party”, he told them.
The workers who described themselves as grassroots politicians promised to mobilize support for him in their respective constituencies.