The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) published a list of candidates cleared for S/West Congress cleared by its screening committee on Sunday.
The congress to produce the party’s executive in the region would hold on April 12, 2021.
A document obtained by PUNCH and signed by the party’s National Organization Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu, suggested that Taofeek Arapaja, a former deputy governor of Oyo State, and Dr. Eddy Olafeso, the party’s immediate zonal chairman, will contest the chairmanship.
Chief Rahman Owokoniran and Jenyo Bunmi have both been given the green light to run for zonal secretary.
Ogunye Omotoyosi and Oke Michael (Treasurer); Amuwa Adegbenro and Bakenne Adewale (Zonal Organising Secretary); and Olusanya Adefarati and Fadaka Ayodele (Zonal Organising Secretary) are among the others (Zonal Publicity Secretary).
Messrs Adewoyin Babatunde and Aivoji Olabode were also cleared by the party to run for the position of zonal financial secretary, while Messrs Babatunde Samuel and Monsuru Kukoyi will run for the position of zonal legal adviser.
Messrs Dominic Adegbola, Balogun Ayuba, and Adeola Adewunmi were given the green light to run for zonal auditor, while Modinat Adedibu and Abimbola Lanre-Balogun will run for zonal women chief.
Bamidele Abiola and Adetola Femi have been named in the list of candidates cleared for S/West Congress to run for zonal youth leader.
The party also removed two ex-officio representatives from each of the South-West zone’s six states.