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Makinde Denies Plans To Dump PDP, Join Presidential Race

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, speaks throughout an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on October 21, 2021.

 

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday denied plans to dump the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking throughout an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, he acknowledged that he has no intention to contest for the workplace of the president or vp within the coming normal elections.

“No, no. People easily forget how we got to where we are right now,” stated the governor who insisted that he has no plans to hitch the presidential race. “For this republic, there was President Obasanjo, President Yar’Adua, President Goodluck Jonathan, and now President Buhari.

“All of them, when you take a look at them, they have been known as. Some stakeholders obtained collectively and stated, ‘look at this particular time, this is who we really want to use.”

According to Governor Makinde, President Buhari had vowed not to contest for presidency after he lost to former President Jonathan in 2011, but some stakeholders later endorsed him in 2015.

 

‘Get Things Right’

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Ahead of the overall elections, he believes his occasion possesses individuals whom he describes as eminently certified candidates to control the nation.

The governor recognized a few of them as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, amongst others.

For the PDP, he revealed that the main target of the occasion was on conducting a profitable nationwide conference.

“What is important at this stage, which I will solicit the support of PDP members and the generality of Nigerians, is please support us to have a successful national convention.

“There is no way you can become President, Vice President, even governors if you don’t have a party. So what we want to do first is to ensure that we get things right,” stated Governor Makinde.

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