Oyo State Governor cautions on Bitter Politics, reaffirms mutual respect with former Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
Written by News Room on October 24, 2021
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has apparently announced an end to the political difference between him and the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose.
Makinde and Fayose had a few months ago locked-horns over the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West region.
Although the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose conceded defeat after his preferred candidate, Eddy Olafeso lost to Taofeek Arapaja who was backed by Governor Maklinde in the April 2021 south-west zonal PDP Congress, there were indications that the party in the zone may not be united.
But one week to the Special National Convention of the PDP, Governor Makinde, who was a guest at the traditional wedding ceremony of Oluwanigba Fayose, son of the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose in Lagos on Saturday, said whatever misunderstanding they have had, has been put behind them.
He also cautioned against politics of bitterness, noting that the presence of the Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum and present Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and erstwhile governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni at the wedding, should serve as a lesson to Nigerians.
Makinde comments are coming days after he denied the plans of dumping the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking during an interview on National Television he stated that he has no intention to contest for the office of the president or vice president in the coming general elections
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.
For the PDP, he revealed that the focus of the party was on conducting a successful national convention.
Ahead of the general elections, he believes his party possesses people whom he describes as eminently qualified candidates to govern the country.
The governor identified some of them as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, among others.