PDP Crisis: Makinde Makes U-Turn Dumps Wike, Agrees to Lead Atiku’s Ibadan Rally

PDP Crisis: Makinde Makes U-Turn Dumps Wike, Agrees to Lead Atiku’s Ibadan Rally

  • The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might be on the verge of ending in a matter of days
  • Fresh reports have confirmed that Governor Seyi Makinde, a member of the G5 governors clique has agreed to lead Atiku Abubakar's campaign in Ibadan
  • Governor Makinde and the G-5 governors have been on anti-Atiku for quite a while now following disagreements over party affairs

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Oyo, Ibadan - Emerging reports have confirmed that Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde will be leading the presidential campaign rally of Atiku Abubakar in Ibadan.

This is a shocking development because Governor Makinde, who is a member of the G-5 governors clique led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has been in a serious feud with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard-bearer.

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Seyi Makinde, Atiku
Governor Seyi Makinde is a member of the G5 governors who have refused to endorse the candidacy of Atiku Abubakar as the PDP standard-bearer. Photo: Seyi Makinde, Atiku Abubakar
Source: UGC

PDP Oyo rally: Ex-deputy governor, Hazeem Gbolarumi to attend Atiku's campaign

As reported by the Nigerian Tribune, ex-deputy governor of Oyo state, Hazeem Gbolarumi who is a staunch rival of the incumbent will also be present at the upcoming presidential rally.

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It was gathered that all the candidates of the party at all levels will be formally presented at the occasion.

Governor Makinde who is the youth leader of the G5 Forum has always insisted that the right things must be done for the party to reclaim its right of place at the national level, especially in the area of strict adherence to the principle of zoning.

His stance has led to factionalization of the state chapter of the party, as other chieftains of the party in their argument submitted that it is only the NEC of the party that has the power to remove the national chairman, Iyorcha Ayu not Atiku.

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However, with the present development, normalcy seems to have returned to the party, as all the factions have agreed to put aside their differences and work for the common goals of the party at all levels.

PDP Crisis: Wike's ally hints at reconciliation with Atiku

In another development, Governor Samuel Ortom, who is a strong ally of Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has hinted at a possible reconciliation with PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Ortom said the APC has no chance of winning any elective position in the state in the forthcoming poll, therefore urged PDP leadership to look into the demands of G5 governors.

The governor made the comment while receiving defectors from the APC at the constituency of the APC leaders in the state, George Akume.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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