Oyo politics: Gov Makinde, deputy’s rift deepens southwest PDP’s crisis

Oyo politics: Gov Makinde, deputy’s rift deepens southwest PDP’s crisis

- The alleged rift between Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan is still on

- There are fears that the rift might compound the current crisis rocking the southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

- Governor Seyi Makinde is said to be facing some political battles within and outside his state

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A report by Punch newspaper indicates that all may not be well with the southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the leader of the party in the region, Governor Seyi Makinde, appears to be facing some battles within and outside his state.

According to the report, the governor is facing the twin problem of not being on good terms with his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan, and having to cope with the crisis that is currently rocking the southwest PDP.

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Oyo politics: Gov Makinde, deputy’s rift deepens southwest PDP’s crisis
Governor Makinde is said to have commenced reconciliation efforts in Oyo state and beyond. Photo credit: @seyiamakinde
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The deputy governor's complaints against the governor were leaked after a PDP committee met with him and other chieftains of the party.

Other senior chieftains of the party also complained about the way the governor has sidelined them since 2019.

Similarly, in the southwest PDP, the governor seems to have infuriated some notable chieftains of the party like former Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose.

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Meanwhile, Governor Makinde has declared that those jostling to become Nigeria's president in 2023 on the platform of the APC should bury their ambitions, adding that God and the Nigerian people have rejected the party.

The governor said those going around on the platform of the APC to campaign would be disappointed in 2023.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that the APC would take the important decision on where its 2023 presidential candidate would come from in June 2021.

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Sources in the party had declared 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.

In another development, Senator Ishaku Abbo who recently defected to the APC, has revealed that four PDP lawmakers in Adamawa state will soon join him in the ruling party.

According to the senator, 3 of the lawmakers are from the Adamawa state House of Assembly, while one is a member of the House of Representatives.

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