A member of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, on Friday said that the party was not in a hurry to elect new chairman for the board.
In Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State, he is quoted to having said that the party was only being careful not to elect the “wrong person” as its BOT chairman.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo resigned as the party’s BOT chairman early this year.
Babatope explained that the party also wanted to ensure that the views of its members were taken into consideration before electing another board chairman.
“The party is taking its time and being careful in electing another BOT chairman. There is no need for us to rush into electing another chairman and then we rush the party into frying pan.
“So we are taking our time in PDP to ensure that we take the views of the party members into account before electing another BOT chairman,” he said.
Babatope, a former Transport Minister also said that the party had only held one BOT meeting since the resignation of Obasanjo.
“We have only held one BOT meeting after the resignation of Baba Obasanjo, but I can assure you that by the time we hold the second meeting, we are going to have another chairman,” he claimed.
On the issue of security challenges in the country, Babatope urged the Boko Haram sect to embrace dialogue with the Federal Government for the purpose of peace and stability of the country.
He also urged the sect to make the identity of their leaders known so that fruitful and genuine discussion, which would address their grievances, could be arrived at.
“I want to appeal to the Boko Haram sect to embrace dialogue with the Federal Government and also make their leaders known. They should not make themselves leaderless.
“There might be more demands that they are canvassing for, which the government does not know, but this can be resolved through fruitful dialogue.
“This is because dialogue is the strongest weapon in democracy, while violence is definitely not what is tolerated in any stable democracy,” he added.