The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde has congratulated the people of Oyo state on his adoption by a coalition of political parties in the state.
A statement from his campaign office signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade said that leaders of the parties, led by the Osi Olubadan High Chief Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja, Senator Femi Lanlehin, Barrister Sarafadeen Ali and Chief Bolaji Ayorinde SAN, displayed “unsurpassed broadmindedness and political maturity in agreeing to adopt him to face the APC, which is the nemesis of our people.”
On Monday, the Director Generals of the four parties; African Democratic Congress (ADC), Architect Bayo Lawal, Zenith Labour Party, Mr Waheed Akanbi, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bayo Lawal and Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief M.A. Oke, signed an agreement to that effect.
The content of the letter dated Monday, March 4 reads: “agreement has been reached by the members of the coalition parties to adopt Engineer Seyi Makinde as its gubernatorial candidate in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. Further details will be made available later on.”
According to the statement issued by the Seyi Makinde campaign office, “the milestone achievement has now paved way for the PDP to coast home to victory with the support of other patriotic leaders.
“The APC will be overwhelmed and drowned in their attempt to rig the election through violence and votes manipulation.”
The statement stated further that “if the APC wishes, it can arrange a camp bed in Ibadan for their Lagos leader, our people will banish them out of our territory.”
Seyi Makinde said that the APC should look for another business centre. “Oyo state is out of your stranglehold and out of bounds”, he said.