- Governor Makinde recently exited the official PDP Whatsapp platform and mixed reactions trailed this
- It was reported that the Oyo governor left over issues with the publicity secretary of the party, Akeem Olatunji
- Responding to critics, his aide, Taiwo Adisa, said the governor should not be criticised for this as he can choose to belong to or exit any group
Following the uproar that met his stunning exit from the Oyo chapter of Peoples Democratic Party's WhatsApp group, Governor Seyi Makinde's aide has spoken in his defence.
According to Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor, Makinde has the right to join or exit any social media platform at any time.
Sahara Reporters claimed that Adisa argued that the principle guiding membership of social groups remains free entry and free exit.
He said the case of the governor should not be different.
He was quoted to have said:
“Just like every citizen of this country, the governor should be free to belong to or exit any social group without any form of uproar. As a digital governor, Governor Makinde belongs to different groups and platforms and he can choose to exit anyone at any time as his schedules dictate."
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Makinde left the official WhatsApp platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor left the platform over issues he has with the publicity secretary of the party, Akeem Olatunji.
The issue started when Olatunji demanded an explanation over a viral video in which suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked the people of Ayete, headquarters of Ibarapa north local government area.
Also recall that Legit.ng reported that Makinde called for caution over the uproar generated by the seven days quit notice given to the herdsmen in the state by the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.
Legit.ng reported that the governor in a thread of tweets on Wednesday, January 27, noted that after a meeting with the representatives of Igangan, Ibarapaland and the state commissioner of police, Ngozi Onadeko, his administration came up with a security strategy for that zone.
He said he had resolved to redeploy 200 members of the Oyo State Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to kidnapping/banditry hotspots in the state, especially in the Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun zones.