Breaking: Makinde Reveals Oyo State Preferred Presidential Candidate
- Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde says the G5 will work for Nigeria’s unity as the country heads for the polls
- He asked Tinubu to feel free to campaign in the state, saying everything has been done to ensure the event is peaceful and hitch-free
- Going further, he added that his administration believes in putting people first, and that “political players will come and go, but the country will remain”
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In a development that might annoy some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Seyi Makinde has revealed the characteristics of the president that the people of his state will vote for.
According to the Oyo state governor, the people of the state will vote for a presidential candidate whose election will promote equity, justice and unity of Nigeria, The Guardian reports.
He disclosed this on Thursday, February 16, when he received All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu paid a courtesy call on him on the sidelines of the party's campaign rally in Ibadan, the state capital, Channels Newspaper added.
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Makinde consequently urged Asíwájú Tinubu to feel free to campaign in the state, saying everything has been done to ensure the event is peaceful and hitch free.
He said his administration believes in putting people first, stating that "political players will come and go, but the country will remain."
Speaking on the position of the G5, the group of governors within the People's Democratic Party at odds with the party's candidate, Makinde said it is that "if they have to choose between their individual aspiration and the unity of the country, they will choose Nigeria's unity."
He said the group monitored the APC presidential primaries that produced Asíwájú Tinubu as candidate, and commended the principled position taken by the Northern Governors.
Noting that the Northern Governors reckoned that because power must return to the South in 2023, they would support a Southern candidate.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reports that despite the protest rocking the capital of the Southwest region, hundreds of supporters have gathered at the popular Mapo Hall to take part in the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Members of the ruling party, chieftains and supporters have started trooping to the historic political venue to receive Bola Tinubu, the presidential flagbearer of the APC.
Prominent APC chieftains expected along with Tinubu are Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the national leader of the ruling party and other national executive council committee members.