Kwara PDP Repositioning For Future Elections, Says Chairman

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THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  in Kwara says it  is  putting strategies in place  to reposition the party, ahead of future elections.

The  party’s chairman in the state,  Mr  Iyiola Oyedepo, said this  on Wednesday in Ilorin at a retreat organised for party officials at the state and local government levels.

He told the participants, which also included party leaders, that PDP was determined to mobilise  Nigerians  for the forthcoming party registration and  2018 population census.

Oyedepo also said that leadership of the party in the state had  resolved to commence massive mobilisation and sensitisation of members at the grassroots in readiness for the forth coming local government election.

The chairman  charged PDP members in the state to be committed and  dedicated while  working  selflessly for the success of the party in future elections.

He also  said that the party would  soon inaugurate various committees to engage party members.

PDP logo, Peoples' Democratic Party

A chieftain of the party, Alhaji LAK Jimoh, in a paper,  called for total overhaul of the party.

Jimoh also called for re-invigoration of the party at the ward level by holding regular meetings to keep  members abreast of  unfolding developments.

Party leaders, he added, must also shun  avarice and place emphasis on stewardship and accountability in order to win the confidence of members and financiers.

Dr Limota Giwa, the Executive Director, International Women Communication Center (IWCC), in her paper, called for inclusion of more women in the executive of the party.

She lamented that women’s  participation in politics was low because of cultural taboos, lack of  finance  and the traditional belief system.

Giwa, however, appealed to all women to always support  female candidates in order to  meet the Beijing affirmative action  target on women in politics.

A youth leader, Sharafdeen Ibrahim,  in his own presentation, said party agents during elections must be literate, bold, courageous and a  good observer.

Ibrahim, a lawyer, also  appealed to party leaders to refrain from appointing  agents based on personal relationship.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  reports that the retreat was attended by party members from across the 16 council areas of the state.

NAN

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