Ogun PDPpromises Jonathan grand reception, plans rally
Fayemi to enact laws for increased women participation in governance
Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has promised a befitting reception for the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to the state.
The party, since 2011 after losing to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), has been struggling with intra-party crises, a development that culminated in the defection of some stalwarts loyal to former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the ruling APC in the state.
Arising from a stakeholders’ meeting in Abeokuta, yesterday, leaders of the party assured that the visit of President Jonathan would prove that all is well in the state chapter of the PDP.
The leaders, comprising former state chairman, Joju Fadairo, former House of Representatives members, Apostle Dave Salako, father of the former Speaker of House of Representatives, Chief Alani Bankole, former Assembly members, Barr. Habeeb Ajayi, Pelumi Olusola and Johnson Fatoki all agreed that the party would be stronger ahead of the 2015 elections.
Fadairo said the party members would continue to work together to win back the state.
He said:“There is no more faction. That I can tell you. No crisis.” insurmountable.” Ekiti State Gove Governor Kayode Fayemi, said, yester yesterday, that his government would wo soon enact a law to in increase women representat representation in governm government.
He sta stated this in Ado Ekiti a at the launch of the state st chapter of the women w wing of the A All Progressives Con Congress (APC), tag tagged: ‘Óbinrin Ket Kete’.
At the occasion w were wives of five s state governors and two serving women deputy governors on the platform of the APC.
They included Erelu Bisi Fayemi of Ekiti, her counterparts from Nasarawa, Hajiya Mairo Al-Makura, Osun, Mrs Serifat Aregbesola, Lagos, Mrs. Abimbola Fasola, Oyo, Mrs Florence Ajumobi and Ogun, Mrs Olufunso Amosun. The deputy governors were, from Lagos, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Osun, Mrs Titilayo Laoiye-Tomori and the host state, Prof Modupe Adelabu.
Governor Fayemi, who urged women to propagate the APC ideology and support his second term ambition ahead of the June 21 gubernatorial election in the state, said his government has done a lot to empower women since he came on board.
He said the numbers of women in his cabinet and at the parliament are unprecedented in the history of the state.
He described women as pivotal to the development of any nation, saying that “whoever despises women, does that at his own peril.”
Mrs Fayemi, described ‘Obinrin Kete’, as a socio-political movement for all categories of women committed to development, regardless of their political, ethnic and religious leanings.
She said: “Women should forget about their political leanings and join this movement for the development in Ekiti to continue.
Former deputy governor of Lagos State, Mrs Sarah Sosan and Senator Oluremi Tinubu were also at the occasion as ex-commissioner in the state’s Universal Basic Education (UBE), Erelu Iyabo Babatunde and Mrs Omotunde Fajuyi led other 186 women from the PDP into the APC.