As the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) national convention gathers momentum, a delegation of PDP youths from the twenty local government areas of Lagos State has thrown its weight behind an aspirant for the position of PDP National Youth Leader, Comrade Wolimoh Olajide.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation during a courtesy visit to his residence in Oworonshoki, Bariga, Lagos State, a youth mobilizer, Hon Oladapo Adeyemi stated that Comrade Olajide is the best man for the job at this period of the party’s history.
He added, “Olajide is an experienced man in the party who is aware that the task ahead of us is daunting. But as a unifier and trouble-shooter who hopes to rise above divisiveness, pettiness and partisan politics. I am convinced that the task is not insurmountable.”
“I am also convinced he is not going into the race neither for personal gains or selfish ambition, nor to promote partisan interests or mediocrity, but to prove he has the capacity to serve and inspire youths, and to further rebrand the image of our party PDP.”
In his brief address, Comrade Olajide appreciated the delegation for finding him worthy and promised never to relent in standing in support of Nigerian Youths at any time he has the opportunity irrespective of their party differences.
Olajide reiterated that PDP must zone the positions meant for youths to the youths and also listen to the youths as they believe that the near victory of PDP during last election was because of the position given to the youths, but the party failed because they never listened to the youths.
While encouraging the youths to work for the success of the Senator Ahmed Markarfi led party leadership, he added, “we must continue to reach out to our leaders as PDP cannot afford to present anyone in the South with a battered image, we need deep experience, youthful inclination and braved.”
He further pledged to build upon the foundation already laid by his predecessors over the years, strengthen the weak pillars and fill the cracks in the process.
“I believe the governors of the party should rescue the party while party chieftains begin to work in earnest with Gov. Ibrahim Dankwanbo of Gombe and Darius Ishaku of Taraba in the north, because as we search for a National Chairman in the South, same efforts must begin in search of a credible presidential candidate who can take Nigeria to the greater height,” he added.