“There Will Be Consequences”: PDP Chieftain Slams Gov Makinde for Receiving Tinubu Instead of Atiku
- Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has been cautioned that his anti-party actions will come with consequences
- This came after the influential PDP governor hosted APC bannerman, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the state house in Ibadan
- However, when Atiku Abubakar, the presidential bannerman of the PDP, visited his state, he failed to host or endorse him
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The governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has been called out by Shina Balogun, an ally of PDP's flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, for welcoming the presidential bannerman of the APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Ibadan and failing to do the same for his party's candidate.
Balogun vented his displeasure over Governor Makinde's actions via a tweet sighted by Legit.ng on Friday, February 17.
According to his tweet, he described Governor Makinde's action as anti-party behaviour that would come with enormous consequences.
His tweet reads:
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"Few Weeks ago, Our Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar went to Campaign in Ibadan and Engr Seyi Makinde REFUSED to meet with him but today he HOSTED Tinubu and his Gang in his Office and also Endorsed him for President."
"This is against the Constitution of @OfficialPDPNig. There will surely be Consequences for this Anti Party Activity."
Recall that Atiku Abubakar visited Ibadan for his campaign rally, but the governor was absent and did not host the former vice president at the state house.
Makinde is a member of the PDP G-5 governors who have vehemently called for restructuring the party's leadership hierarchy in the build-up to the general elections.
The governor and his G-5 cohort demand the removal of Senator Iyorchia Ayu as the party's national chairman because the party cannot have its leadership and presidential candidate from the same region.
Makinde Reveals Oyo State's Preferred Presidential Candidate
Meanwhile, 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.
He added that his administration believes in putting people first and that “political players will come and go, but the country will remain.”
2023 Elections: G-5 Governor Speaks On Choice of Presidential Candidate
In another development, the G-5 governors insist on the rotation of power in terms of critical positions within the opposition party.
Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo, reinforcing this, stated that the PDP is trending on a dangerous path.
Makinde, as to whether he has chosen a presidential candidate, stated that a lot could happen in one day in politics.