The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde revealed that the people of Oyo will support the All Progressive Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the 2023 general election.
Makinde in a subtle solidarity message to Tinubu by the Deputy Governor of Oyo state, Bayo Lawal who represented him in Ondo State at the reception of Tinubu by the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Lawal noted that though separated by political affiliation, but united by strong ethnic bonds.
He stressed that the people of his state will stand with the decision of Yoruba leaders as regards the 2023 presidential election.
His words: “ Since Makinde became governor, he doesn’t joke with anything that concerns the Yoruba people, whenever baba (Pa Fasoranti) calls him, he is always available.
“Whenever there is an event, either organized by Afenifere or any other Yoruba group, Gov Makinde will always be supportive. Though we are not of the same political affiliation, but we are bound by ethnicity”.
“The message he sent me to deliver here is that, whatever you are doing in Yorubaland, Makinde, Oyo people are in support of it.”
Makinde, is a member of the Governor Nyesom Wike’s group of five Governors who are demanding for the resignation of PDP National Chairman. They are demanding that a southerner must be allowed to occupy the position of national chairman of the party.
Makinde had earlier declared that he will work against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Abubakar Atiku if Sen. Iyorchia Ayu remains national chairman of the party.