Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the 2015 election in Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde, has said that his return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not primarily to pursue his personal ambition but resolution of all opposition parties in the state.
Insideoyo.com had broken the news of Makinde’s declaration for PDP last Saturday.
According to him, the as leaders of opposition parties have agreed to work together to salvage the citizens from what he described as underdevelopment facing them, “all which are outcomes and consequences of the ineffective six years of the All progressives Congress, APC, rule in our state. “
A statement from Makinde’s media office at his Omititun headquarters in Ibadan on Monday, 4th September 2017, quoted the Ibadan-born oil magnate as saying: “following extensive, deep and wide consultations with National Lladers, Oyo State leaders and elders of the Social Democratic Party, and cross sections of strategic partners within Oyo state, I hereby announce my defection, with the entire Omititun campaign structures at the 33 local government areas in Oyo state, to the People Democratic Party.”
The statement reads further: “he further maintained that this repositioning is not primarily to pursue his personal ambition but was largely informed by the resolution of all opposition parties in the state as contained in a recent communique signed by leaders of opposition parties to work together in Oyo state so as to find lasting solutions to the myriad challenges and underdevelopment facing Oyo citizens, such as Educational dysfunction and perennial failure, social and economic woes and lack of adequate security – all which are outcomes and consequences of the ineffective six years of the All progressives Congress rule in our state. “
He said he is ready to proffer long lasting and far reaching solutions to salvage Oyo state from imminent collapse and needless crises that the current government has bestowed on our people.