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Breaking: Arapaja floors Olafeso, wins PDP southwest seat as Makinde humbles fayose

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Taofeek Arapaja, a former deputy governor of Oyo state, has won the PDP southwest seat chairmanship seat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Nation reports that he was declared winner of the PDP southwest seat which is an hotly contested poll by the chairman of the congress and Benue state deputy governor, Benson Abounu, on the evening of Monday, April 12.

Legit.ng gathered that Arapaja, who belongs to the camp of Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde, polled 343 votes to defeat Eddy Olafeso, who scored 330.

Channels TV also reports that Olafeso is of the camp of former Ekiti governor Ayo Fayose.

Olafeso later conceded defeat and promised to work with Arapaja.

He said:

“The storm is over, there is a new beginning for our party. We have to thank God Almighty that despite odds, there is a new beginning for our party. The time is now. I thank everybody who supported me.”


The new PDP national vice-chairman (southwest), Arapaja thanked Governor Makinde and the ex-governor Fayose about the outcome of the congress.

Arapaja said:

“We will work together and move the party forward. We want to reposition the party. I will work with my brother Olafeso to achieve our aims.”

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