Some heavyweights of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West, led by Ebenezer Babatope, have thrown their weight behind Olabode George in his bid to become the party’s National Chairman.
George is a former National Vice-Chairman (South) of the former ruling party.
Other party stalwarts in support of his ambition include: former chairmen of the party in Ogun and Lagos State, Joju Folarin and Capt. Tunji Shelle (Rtd).
Speaking on Wednesday, Babatope said George was the best man to pilot the affairs of the party to a new and glorious beginning.
The former minister of transport said although the position had not been zoned to a particular area of the country, it is only fair that the South-West produced the chairman.
I stand here today in historic significance to testify to the truth and to affirm the righteous path.
Our party, the PDP was in power for 16 years of unbroken democratic governance. In this particularisation, every zone had enjoyed the helsmanship of our party leadership except the South-West.