Mr Funmiso Babarinde, the Osun State Coordinator of Atiku Support Organisation, had officially joined the race to vie for the State Chairmanship position of the People’s Democratic Party.
Babarinde made his intentions known on via a letter addressed to the Caretaker Chairman of the Party, Dr Adekunle Akindele on Wednesday. A copy of the letter was sighted by InsightMedia.
The Osun State chapter of the PDP is set to elect leaders from the ward to State level in the coming weeks.
Expressing his readiness to occupy the topmost Party position in the State, Babarinde said his experience in both public and private sector l coupled with his understanding of internal and external political dynamics of Osun makes his an eligible candidate for the chairmanship position.
The letter partly reads, “My wealth of experience in private and public service as a civil servant and a political office holder, together with my understanding of the political terrain in and outside Osun state, especially as a foundation member of Osun PDP, attest to my eligibility and informed my strong belief that I, by the grace of God and the support of distinguished stakeholders and members of our great Party, will make a difference and contribute reasonably to the overall growth of the PDP in Osun State and beyond.
“I acknowledge and commend your frantic efforts so far. In fact, we would not be where we are today if not for your transformational leadership which is also my view of leadership and style.
“In keeping with the stated view, my aspiration stemmed from my decades of commitment to the PDP project and my passion to support the current PDP administration – to be a nexus between the government, the party and the good people of Osun state.
“In closing, I wish to add that I will abide by all rules and necessary actions guiding my aspiration and that I am prepared to work with our highly regarded leaders to have a hitch-free congress for our party in Osun state.
“I, therefore, look forward to your kind consideration and support for me to achieve my set goals and objectives as a step forward in this journey to serve my people in the capacity of the next Osun State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party.”
InsightMedia reports that Babarinde is a foundation of the PDP and has not at any point defected from the Party since 1998.