Former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja on his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, South-West Zonal Chairman.
Arapaja, who is the preferred candidate of the Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, emerged winner by edging out Dr. Eddy Olafeso with a total of 343 votes as against his opponent’s 330 votes yesterday.
Reacting, Saraki, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Tuesday, wished Arapaja and all the new zonal executives all the best.
Saraki’s tweet read, “I congratulate the leaders and stakeholders of our great party, @OfficialPDPNig, for the successful conclusion of the @OfficialPDPNig South-West Zonal Congresses yesterday.
“I also congratulate Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, who was returned as the South-West Zonal Chairman of the @OfficialPDPNig, and all the new zonal executives of our party in the region.
“As you all prepare to embark on your respective assignments in the zonal EXCO, I wish you all the best. It is my hope that you will all continue to work towards the ongoing reformation and repositioning of our great party.”
Meanwhile, the winner, Arapaja, thanked all his supporters for the love and for casting their votes in his favour.
In his words, “I was moved by what the delegates did, including former governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
“He assured that with the victory achieved, he was going to work with his opponent in ensuring that the PDP is repositioned to dominate the South West and the national.”