Outcome of Southwest congress will determine future of PDP – Gov Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday said the outcome of the ongoing South West Zonal Congress of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will determine the future of the party.

Makinde made this disclosure while speaking in Osogbo, the Osun State capital where the Zonal congress of the party was held,

Makinde who addressed delegates of the party said if the party gets it right at the Zonal Congress, the future of the party will be bright.

He said, “The message is very simple; this is a zonal congress but it has ramifications for our party at the national level.

“If we get it right in PDP South West, then, we know that the future will be bright for the party at the national level.’

Makinde noted that the zonal congress is an opportunity for the geo-political zone to put its best people forward.

He described the process as fair, though it started behind the schedule.

“The process so far is going well. Before I was allowed to come in, I had to show them my driver’s license. So, we know quite well that there won’t be ghost voters here today.

“Accreditation is starting almost two hours behind schedule. But I really feel like it is better late and thorough than for them to rush through it and we have challenges later.

“The message is very simple; this is a zonal congress but it has ramifications for our party at the national level. If we get it right in PDP South West, then, we know that the future will be bright for the party at the national level.

“This is not about just coming to elect our zonal officials, we are here to put forward our best and they will, in turn, assist us at the federal level.”