Lagos PDP backs Makinde as South West leader

Governor Seyi Makinde endorsed by Lagos PDP as South West leader

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said on Saturday, that it has endorsed Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as the leader of the party in the South West.

Lagos PDP leaders, who made the declaration after a meeting with Governor Makinde in Ibadan, said that they were highly appreciative of the outstanding role the governor has played in the life of the party.

The party leaders also pledged their unflinching loyalty to the leadership of Governor Makinde in the South West PDP, adding that his leadership style was exemplary.

The Deputy Chairman of the PDP in Lagos State, Alhaji Waliu Hassan, and the former House of representative member, Rita Orji, who spoke to newsmen shortly after a stakeholders meeting held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, asked the governor to continue his leadership role and never to relent in showing leadership.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the party leaders as saying that members of the PDP in Lagos have agreed to continually resolve their crisis amicably so as to ensure that the party takes over the baton of leadership come 2023.

“The purpose of today’s meeting, to be very precise, is to thank Governor Makinde for standing by the party and to pledge total loyalty to his leadership of the South-West. No more, no less”, Hassan and Orji said in a joint statement.

“We can tell you that the governor does not want anything from us. He, as the Chief Security Officer of Oyo State, needs nothing from the party, rather we are the ones who came all the way from Lagos, to plead with him to keep leading the party.

“We resolved to, irrespective of any rancour, move the party forward and we will ensure that the party takes its better seat in 2023.

They also hinted that all PDP members in Lagos state have restated their commitment to Governor Seyi Makinde and promised to stand by him always.

“We did not come here to discuss who takes anything for zonal congress. The congress will soon come up and for all we care, we have come to restate our commitment to our own governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, and we stand by him anywhere he is going on the issue of the South West.”

They told newsmen that the full structure of the Lagos PDP Executive attended the meeting, adding that 12 executive council members were present out of 19, while all the 17 non -working committee members were also present.

“Yes, it is the full structure of Lagos that is represented here. Out of 19, we have the representation of 12 local government chairmen. And we also have 17 complete non-working committee members of state exco here present. We have the deputy chairman of the party here. We have the secretary, legal adviser and the entire party structure of Lagos State here. This is a complete House of PDP, Lagos State.”

On his part, the Caretaker Zonal Chairman of the party, Dayo Ogungbenro affirmed that Governor Makinde remains the undisputed leader of the party in the zone.

Ogungbenro called on other leaders like Ayodele Fayose and others to rally round Makinde with a view to forming a formidable party for future elections.

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  1. The visit of some Lagos State Leaders of PDP Executive to Governor Makinde is a right step in right direction. There is no disputing the fact that only any SERVING EXECUTIVE Governors from South West is worthy of being the PDP South West Leader. At the moment, we have governors Makinde and Obaseki as serving PDP Governors from South West. Therefore honour is due and should be given to whom respect is due from the two serving governors. Other former PDP governors in South West like Ayo Fayose and others should respect orderliness and democratic norms. Ayo Fayose cannot allow any ex-governor of PDP to be his Leader while he was serving as Ekiti state governor. Respected ex-Gov Fayose has got much wealth of experience, boldness and outspokeness as a good leader in PDP and in Nigeria to use all these qualities and ensure unity and growth of PDP for the success of the party in 2023 and beyond. He is one of the pillars of PDP in Nigeria.
    We beg and advise our respected Ayo Fayose to cooperate with other leaders of PDP in South West and ensure peace. Leadership is of God. Fayose preaches good governance and leadership to APC and President Buhari at all times. He should practice that at home in South West. “Ile laa ti maa nko eso rode” A Yoruba adage that says, “CHARITY begins from home” . He will need support of all South West PDP leaders in future and not factions of South West PDP. to assume a more higher Leadership role in PDP than the one he’s currently dragging with serving Governor Ayo Makinde. That time the support he gets from ALL PDP members will depend on leadership roles he want to play now. Any act to encourage factional PDP in South West will be against those norms Fayose preaches against in APC. God gives leadership and withdraws leadership. We call on Ayo Fayose to learn from Donald Trump leadership grabbing efforts in America which eventually failed in favour of God choosen Joe Biden. This should be A lot of lessons to the whole world. Please Note: This Writer is not a member of PDP. Please help forward the above write up to Governor Fayose’s social media, Twitter, Instagram, etc. God bless Gov Ayo Fayose, Gov Makinde, all PDP members and Nigeria.

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