Makinde remains our leader, Oyo PDP chieftain tells aggrieved members

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Chief Wale Oladoja, has appealed to aggrieved members of the party to accept the structure of the party in the state under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde, saying that Makinde remains the leader of the party in the state as well as the entire South-West.

Oladoja, while reacting to the state congress of the party held at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, over the weekend urged aggrieved members of the party to consider the future of the party in whatever they are doing.

The Ibadan chief, in a statement issued on Sunday, a copy of which was made available to the Nigerian Tribune, said the Governor Makinde has extended an olive branch to the aggrieved members of the party, saying: “It is honourable for them to embrace the kind gesture by the governor.”

The statement reads: “All the leaders and members of our great party are very important to the governor. He has demonstrated his good intentions for all members of the party in many ways. Governor Makinde is a well-brought-up and independent-minded person. You have presented your grievances to him and he had acted accordingly.

“For those of us, Governor Makinde is a good man and he will accommodate everyone. His olive branch should be embraced in order to make our party great again. This is not a time to fight the governor but a time to work effortlessly to consolidate our dear party’s legacies.

“The aggrieved should accept the fact that Governor Seyi Makinde is the leader of our party not only in Oyo State but in entire South-West states. We need to respect him the same way the good people of Oyo State respect and recognise his leadership style.”

Oladoja, therefore, dismissed allegations that the governor sent hoodlums to attack those who attended a congress organised by a faction within the party held at Jogor centre on Saturday.

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