By Gbenga Olarinoye
ABUJA—The ambition of former spokesperson of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Osun State, Prince Diran Odeyemi, to emerge as the new Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party on December 9, has received blessings of the party’s delegates from the North.
Odeyemi, who recently concluded a tour of South West states to garner support for his aspiration, secured the support of the Northern delegates led by Alhaji Salisu Mogaji Arewa, after a meeting in Abuja.
According to a statement signed by Prince Odeyemi’s Campaign Manager, Mr Akin Adeyi, and made available to newsmen, the meeting with the Northern delegates took place shortly after he submitted his nomination form at the PDP National Secretariat.
The statement quoted Odeyemi as saying “PDP needs total rebranding and we also need to be smart in handling information being fed to Nigerians by the government in power. We must assist Nigerians to identify and decently correct several misinformation flying around from APC led federal government.
“While doing all these, we must also diligently, with every sense of pride, flaunt our achievements in government for 16 years and how PDP managed the country without bringing down the economy.
“Another government is trying to fight graft now and in the process, the administration has damaged the brand it is trying to market through unplanned, largely impulsive media campaign. Their efforts are mainly targeted at bringing PDP down, rather than meant to rightly inform Nigerians and the global community.”