The Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Dr
Sikirulai Ogundele, has emerged as the chairman of the PDP chairmen
in the six States of the South-West zone.
Dr Ogundele was announced to lead PDP State Chairmen in the
South-West after the meeting of the Zonal Caretaker Committee and the
State Chairmen held in Abeokuta on Monday.
Apart from seven members of the Zonal Caretaker Committee, chairmen
of Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti States, Engr Adedeji Doherty, Ogundele,
Hon. Sunday Bisi and Chief Bisi Kolawole respectively attended the
A statement on Wednesday, by the South-West Zonal Director of Media
and Publicity of the PDP, Lere Olayinka, said Dr Ogundele was made the
chairman of the chairmen based on his proven records of commitment to
He said the position of the chairman of chairmen was to ensure proper
coordination, as the zone will be able to present a common front on
Ogundele was a member of the Ogun State House of Assembly between 1999
and 2007. He was also chairman of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun
State. He has also sought to the ticket of the PDP to contest the
governorship in Ogun State twice.
In his reaction, Dr Ogundele thanked his colleagues for the honour,
privilege and trust reposed in him, promising to be a team player and
assuring all stakeholders of purposeful leadership.
He said he will ensure supremacy of the party over and above any
individual or group, adding that he will use his position to project
the party positively and make sure that no one will be allowed to
undermine the party.