- Governor Seyi Makinde has joined in the heated conversations concerning the 2023 presidential election
- The Oyo state governor is of the opinion that the ruling APC won't retain the seat of the president in 2023
- The governor also stated that APC chieftains angling to replace President Muhammadu Buhari are on a wild goose chase
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has declared that those jostling to become Nigeria's president in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) should bury their ambitions because God and the Nigerian people have rejected the party.
A statement by the governor's spokesman, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted him as saying those going around on the platform of the APC to campaign would be disappointed in 2023.
Adisa said the governor made the comment at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in Government House, Ibadan.
“For 2023, even God has rejected APC; the people of Nigeria have rejected them.”
The governor also said the suspension of the chairman of the PDP in the southwest was illegal, saying the members lacked such powers to do so.
Meanwhile, a recent media report indicates that a new power bloc has emerged in the APC ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
According to the report, the recent dissolution of states’ executive structures of the APC seemed like a hijack of the party structures and an indication that the battle within its ranks for the 2023 elections would be stormy.
The report stated that the dissolved executive committees had their allegiance to the sacked APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and his dissolved National Working Committee.
To that extent, the former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has also been sidelined with Oshiomhole being his key ally.
In a related development, the agitation among the leaders of the APC on which region should produce President Muhammadu Buhari's successor may be put to rest next year.
Credible sources in the party say the APC would take the important decision on where its 2023 presidential candidate would come from in June 2021.
Legit.ng gathered that if the north gets the slot of the national chairman of the party during the national convention of the party, the presidential candidate of the party would come from the south and vice versa.
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