2023 Presidency: "I Won’t Work for Atiku if Ayu Refuses to Resign", PDP Governor Vows

2023 Presidency: "I Won’t Work for Atiku if Ayu Refuses to Resign", PDP Governor Vows

  • Atiku Abubakar may have to kiss goodbye to support from some PDP governors if Iyorchia Ayu does not resign from his office
  • In fact, Governor Seyi Makinde has said that if the status quo remains till 2023, he will focus only on clinching victory for the PDP in Oyo
  • Makinde had told the Afenifere group when Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu visited its former leader, Pa Fasoranti, that his loyalty lies with the Yoruba tribe in 2023

Governor Seyi Makinde has made it known that if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, holds on to his office, he will work for the party only in Oyo come 2023.

Makinde made this position known when he featured on Southwest Political Circuit, a programme on Fresh 105.9 FM Ibadan on Sunday, October 30, The Nation reports.

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Makinde said he will focus on Oyo if the status quo in the PDP remains (Photo: Seyi Makinde)
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The Oyo governor explained that the level of political consciousness among voters is higher than before, adding that they will vote for their preferred candidate when the time comes.

Makinde stressed that he and some of his colleagues in the opposition party will not drop the call for the national chairmanship to be given to a southerner.

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“For peace, equity, justice, progress and fairness, we asked that after eight years of presidency in the North, let it come to the South for inclusivity. Taking into cognizance the unity of this country and for people of the South to feel the inclusiveness here, we did that.
“We got to our own presidential convention, my party chose a northerner as its candidate. We said fair enough, commit to few things. Commit that positions will be spread across the geo-political zones.

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“If my party selects a northern candidate and we are saying do some things and if they are not listening to us, we will focus on winning our elections in Oyo State. I, Seyi Makinde, will not stay in my comfort zone, if the needful is not done. I am not a slave in this country but we still have the time..."

2023 presidency: Makinde reveals painful fact about PDP's fate

Makinde earlier admitted that it will be impossible for the party to win the 2023 presidential election and restructure Nigeria if it cannot bring about the same change within its ranks.

Governor Makinde made this submission on Friday, September 9, when he commissioned the Umuakatawom-Osaa-Okea-Ohuru road in Obingwa LGA of Abia state.

Makinde used the avenue to debunk claims that he has been appointed as the chairman of the PDP governors forum in place of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto.

Source: Legit.ng

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Onyirioha Nnamdi Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics. He has a professional certificate from Reuters and was awarded the editor with the best listicle for 2021. Contact: 08062988054, o.nnamdi@corp.legit.ng

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