2023 Elections: G-5 Governor Speaks On Choice of Presidential Candidate
- The G-5 governors are insisting on rotational of power in terms of key positions within the opposition party
- Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo, reinforcing this, stated that the PDP is trending on a very dangerous path
- Makinde as to whether he has chosen a presidential candidate stated that a lot can happen in one day in politics
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Governor Seyi Makinde has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is trending on a dangerous path with regard to its position on G-5 governors' demand for the rotation of power.
During an interview with Channels TV on Friday, January, Makinde, asked who his preferred presidential candidate for the February 25 election is noted that a lot can happen in one day when it comes to politics.
The Oyo state governor insisted that the position of his colleagues who are also members of the Integrity Group is premised on the constitution of the PDP which allows for equity and fairness in the allocation of power and elective offices, TheCable reports
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“The first election is February 25, that is still little short of four weeks. We (referring to G5 governors) had issues and brought them up.
“We said the constitution of the party is very clear about rotation and zoning. I was the one who brought it up at the NEC meeting. Section 7(3)(c) of the PDP constitution is very clear.
“We are treading on a very dangerous path. I will not say because I’m in PDP then I should compromise on my principles and that is what the G5 governors are saying.↳
“The party says the PDP constitution, which invariably says you must zone and rotate party position, should be disregarded and we said no.”
PDP crisis: Makinde makes U-turn dumps Wike, agrees to lead Atiku’s Ibadan rally
Emerging reports had confirmed that Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde would 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, had been in a serious feud with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard-bearer.
PDP Oyo rally: Ex-deputy governor, Hazeem Gbolarumi to attend Atiku's campaign
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