Kola Akintunde, Lagos- The Governor of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, has told all those jostling to become the president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in 2023 to bury their ambitions because God and the Nigerian people have rejected the party totally.
Makinde, stated this in a statement by
his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, where he pointed out that
those going around on the platform of
the APC to campaign would be disappointed in 2023.
Issuing this statement right after meeting with the Southwest Zonal
Working Committee of the party held at the Government House, Ibadan, the governor accused a leader of the party who he said also had a case with the EFCC in the South-West of causing problems within the PDP in
He advised the leader to stay with the PDP and do the right thing, saying if he defects to the ruling All Progressives Congress, he might end up in jail like former Governor Joshua Dariye; former Governor Jolly Nyame, and Senator Orji Kalu.
Makinde said, “They told me that one of
our leaders has been the major individual causing trouble in the South-West (PDP) and we deliberated to ask why that is so, and we said maybe because of the EFCC case or something like that.
“I said that shouldn’t be, because it is better to stay with your own party. Even if you have the EFCC case, the people that went and joined them [ruling partyl; there is Joshua Dariye from Plateau and Reverend Jolly
Nyame from Taraba, they ended up in jail.
Even Governor OriiUzor Kalu it was onlv God that saved him.
So, that leader should forget about the
EFCC case and do what is right for the party. Because I will just say it, for 2023, even God has rejected APC; the people of Nigeria have rejected them. They can be jumping around saying this one or that one wants to be president in 2023, if we (PDP) get in, there will be double jeopardy for him because he
will have to run back from APC to PDP”