- The deputy governor of Oyo state, Raufu Olaniyan, has affirmed that there is a cordial relationship between him and Makinde
- It was rumoured that he is scheming to contest the PDP's governorship ticket in 2023
- Olaniyan, however, said that he is loyal to his boss who will seek reelection during the next election
Raufu Olaniyan, the deputy governor of Oyo state, has dissociated himself from the 2023 governorship campaign posters purportedly issued on his behalf.
Punch reports he said some political jobbers in the state were bent on causing friction between him and the governor of the state, Seyi Makinde.
Legit.ng gathered that the campaign posters, bearing inscriptions such as ‘Enough is enough,' with the logo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were seen in different parts of the state on Tuesday, December 15.
There have been speculations that the relationship between the governor and his deputy is no longer cordial but Olaniyan has denied this on several occasions.
“I signed up for a 48 months contract as Governor Seyi Makinde’s deputy. We are not even halfway into that and then they are spreading this speculation like wildfire. Even my belief in God does not allow it."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Makinde revealed how he missed the opportunity of the last moment with his late mother, Abigail Makinde before her untimely death.
It was reported that Makinde recounted that he had promised to see his mother the weekend after the Ondo state governorship election, but unfortunately, he didn't get the chance to do that.
He revealed that he was unable to take his mum's calls out of fear he might not be able to grant her wish of stopping by to see her before the agreed time.
In another report, the governor stated that the Amotekun security network would extend its duties towards local response against invaders in the state.
The governor made this known during the official inauguration and passing-out ceremony of no fewer than 1,500 Amotekun corps members in Oyo town.
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