The Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, on Friday, inaugurated its new executive members to steer the party’s affairs for the next four years.
The oaths of office and allegiance, which took place in batches of 15 persons because of social distancing order, were administered by a lawyer and a notary public, Victor Owokoya and Oluwatoyin Omomehin, respectively.
The 23 newly inaugurated executive members, who are loyalists of a former Senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, also received a car each from the Omo-Ilu Foundation, founded by Kashamu.
Kashamu’s loyalists had assembled at the party secretariat, located along Oke-Mosan Road, Kuto, Abeokuta to witness the inauguration.
Some of the newly inaugurated executive members include: Kehinde Oladehinde as deputy chairman, Adeleke Shittu as secretary, Abimbola Lanre as women leader, and Rafael Olaosebikan as youth leader.
Others are Olasunkanmi Oyejide as Publicity Secretary, Vivian Ogunwo as legal adviser, Tomi Anifowose as financial secretary and Toyin Atoba as Treasurer.
The new PDP chairman in the state, Samson Bamgbose, explained that the inauguration was done on Friday, being the last working day of the week.
He said the new executive members would assume office on Monday, adding that the tenure of the outgoing state exco would end officially May 10, 2020.
Bamgbose, who was a former deputy chairman during the administration of the outgoing executive, pledged that his administration would bring victory to the party in the coming elections.
Speaking on the legality of the inauguration, he insisted that the congress that produced its executive was backed by the constitution of the party.
He also said the list of names of the newly inaugurated executive had been sent to the National Executive Committee of the party in Abuja.
He said, “About what is happening now, as far as I am concerned, there is no error.
“Today, we are doing our inauguration of the executive that has been constituted and elected and before we can do anything, we must be inaugurated.”