The Peoples Democratic Party in the South West zone has expressed confidence in the leadership of a former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.
The party in the zone also said 0basanjo remained a strong pillar of the PDP in the country.
The South-West PDP Caretaker Committee Chairman, Chief Ishola Filani, stated this during a rally on Sunday in Ijebu-Igbo, where an estimated 5,000 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Party of Nigeria and the Labour Party defected to the PDP in Ogun State.
Also at the rally were the Osun PDP Chairman, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa; his Oyo State counterpart, Yinka Taiwo; Ogun PDP Chairman, Adebayo Dayo, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, Kayode Amusan, Yemi Akinwonmi,Chief Leke Adekoya, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye and Alhaji Agboola Alausa, among others.
According to Filani, the leadership of the PDP in the South West and the state chapters in the zone have implicit confidence in Obasanjo.
He added that the former president had made his Yoruba kinsmen proud with his unprecedented achievements both as a former military head of state and as a civilian leader in the country.
Filani said, “Obasanjo is the only person, who was Head of State under the military; was twice president as a civilian; and has continued all over the world to look for peace and ensure that governments internationally are in order.
“I, on behalf of the six states in the South West PDP, tell the whole world that the PDP in the South West passes a vote of confidence in him. We have implicit confidence in Baba Obasanjo as our father and leader.”