Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde says there is still hope to ensure harmony within the fold of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the 2023 general election.
He stated this at the Governor’s Office, Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan while answering questions from State House correspondents shortly after signing the Bill on Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo Law 2022.
He said his colleagues in the G5 including Nyesome Wike (Rivers), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) were still in talks with the party leadership, noting that some demands have also been placed before them.
On who the five aggrieved governors of the PDP G5-Governors would support for the Presidential election, Governor Makinde expressed hope that some form of alignment would be reached before the election.
Governor Makinde maintained that it was too early to determine the presidential candidate to support since talks was still ongoing with the party’s national leadership and other stakeholders.
He said “It is not time. We are still talking. We have made some demands on the party. One day is a long time in politics. So, we are still talking and we are hopeful that some form of alignment will be reached at the end of the day.”
Speaking on his ongoing consultation and reconciliation with aggrieved members of the party in the state, Governor Makinde said he was also stretching the hands of fellowship to some aggrieved members who have left the party for their political ambition on other political platform.
Radio Nigeria/Michael Adeyemo