- The APC will face serious opposition in Oyo state come the 2023 general election according to Governor Nasir El-Rufai
- The Kaduna governor made this disclosure on Friday, November 25, during his visit to the southwest state
- El-Rufai noted that this will be so because Governor Seyi Makinde is doing a great job in terms of governance
At the send-off ceremony for Nteranya Sanginga, the director-general of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), on Friday, November 25, El-Rufai said this is why the All Progressives Congress (APC) will find it tough to defeat Oyo come 2023 elections, The Cable reports.
The Kaduna governor noted:
“We’ll do our best to defeat you. But I know it will be tough because you’ve been a good governor.”
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Both Nigerian governors went down memory lane on how they argued during a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) on the need down states in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After that debate, I went back to my state and I locked it down. Seyi went back to his state and did what he called a partial lockdown, but he locked himself down because he got COVID.
“The beauty of Nigeria is its diversity. In my state, I did what I felt was the right thing and he did what was best for his state."
Governor Makinde, speaking on the event, tweeted on Friday:
"We attended the send-off of Dr Nteranya Sanginga, the outgoing Director General of the @IITA_CGIAR today.
"In my goodwill message, I conveyed the deepest regards of the good people of Oyo State to Dr Sanginga for all he has done in our state."
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The Oyo chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has inaugurated a 3,333-member Governorship Campaign Council.
APC vowed to dislodge Makinde from the Agodi Government House in 2023.
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Speaking during the event at the party secretariat located in Oke-Ado, Ibadan, the director general of the campaign council, Dr Isiaka Kolawole, noted Senator Teslim Folarin would be the best thing to happen to Oyo in 2023.