Makinde Opens Up, Speaks on Why PDP Lost Ondo to Ex-Gov Akeredolu

Makinde Opens Up, Speaks on Why PDP Lost Ondo to Ex-Gov Akeredolu

  • Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has explained that the PDP lost the Ondo state 2024 governorship election because of the disunity and division in the party
  • Makinde made the comment addressing stakeholders from the Ondo state chapter of the party and national working committee member
  • The Oyo state governor noted that for the success of the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo, the PDP ticket will be competitively battled for journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state, has explained that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were defeated in the 2020 Ondo state governorship election because of disunity and division in the umbrella party.

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Late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won his second term in office in the state's 2020 governorship election.

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Governor Makinde explains why PDP lost Ondo Photo Credit: Seyi Makinde, Rotimi Akeredolu
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When is Ondo governorship election?

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission has scheduled another governorship election in the sunshine state for November 16, 2024, The Punch reported.

According to the PDP timetable, a new governorship candidate for the forthcoming poll was to emerge at the party's congress scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2024.

The PDP will begin the sales of expression of interest forms, nomination forms and ad-hoc forms from March 17-21. The deadline for the submission of the form was scheduled for March 25.

Makinde address Ondo politicians, PDP NWC

The Oyo governor made the remark at an interactive session with Ondo state stakeholders and the PDP national working committee at the party's headquarters, Wadata Plaza, in Abuja on Tuesday, March 5.

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Makinde explained that the party had gained valuable lessons from the 2020 Ondo state governorship election while adding that leaders and members of the PDP can collectively celebrate success together and handle the challenges of failure.

According to the governor, the PDP governorship ticket would not easily be given to any aspirant, adding that all the contenders would competitively battle for the ticket.

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Makinde announces wages for Oyo workers earlier reported that Makinde has announced a six-month extension of the N25,000 wages workers in the state are getting.

The wages, expected to end in March, were part of the government's efforts to mitigate the effect of removing fuel subsidies.

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Makinde also responded to the federal government's allegation that PDP governors owed salaries and pensions.


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