Former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja has emerged Chairman of the South West People’s Democratic Party at the election held in Osogbo, Osun State.
Arapaja supported by Governor Seyi Makinde polled 343 votes to bear Eddy Olafeso who scored 330 out of the 684 accredited voters.
A former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja, and the immediate past Chairman of the party in the zone, Dr Eddy Olafeso are the chairmanship candidates.
While Makinde is supporting Arapaja for the position, Fayose is backing Olafeso.
This had caused sharp disagreement between Makinde and Fayose, the situation which made the party to shift the venue and date of the congress from Ibadan to Osogbo.