The caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said members of the party in Osun State need to unite in order to win the governorship poll in 2018.
Makarfi said this in Osogbo on Wednesday during a unity dinner and reception held in his honour.
He said the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke on July 8 was significant to the party, saying it offered the opposition party an opportunity to reinvent itself and return to power in the state in 2018.
Makarfi said, “Osun West showed the way for the PDP to reinvent itself. There is strength in our coming together. All of you contributed money for us to eat and to drink, that is good. If we go our different ways, we cannot make it.
“We must all come together to capture Osun State from the misrule of the APC. The people are looking up to the PDP to emancipate them from their suffering and that is why we must come together.”
Some of the chieftains of the party at the reception were: Senators Iyiola Omisore; Rashidi Ladoja; Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Olu Alabi; and Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Others include Shuaib Oyedokun, a former Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan, a former Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada, a former chairman of the PDP in Osun, Gani Olaoluwa, Soji Adagunodo and Dr. Bayo Faforiji.