Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, had explained that accreditation of delegates started two hours behind schedule to ensure a thorough process.
Makinde, who arrived at the venue around 12:13 pm, said the success or otherwise of the Congress would have an effect on the party at the national level.
Makinde, who claimed he had to show his driver’s license before he was allowed into the venue of the Congress, said only the best would be elected to assist the party at the national level.
He said, “I have to show them my driver’s license before I was allowed in. Accreditation is starting almost two hours behind schedule but better late and thorough than for them to rush and then they have challenges.
“The message is simple. This is a zonal congress and it has ramifications for our party at the national level. If it goes well in the South-West, be sure the future is bright for the PDP at the national level. This is just the election of zonal Officials, we will put our best and they will in turn assist us at the national level.”
Meanwhile, accreditation of delegates for the congress had commenced with Oyo state.
The process of accreditation commenced around 11:45 am.
Each of the delegates was checked at the entrance of Wocdiff Centre of the election and then handed a tag before they were allowed into the venue.
A former deputy governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja, and the immediate zonal chairman of the party, Dr Eddy Olafeso, are contesting for the chairmanship position.
While Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo Sate is supporting Arapaja for the chairmanship position, Mr Ayo Fayose, a former Ekiti governor is supporting Olafeso.