The South-West Zone General Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ramon Owokoniran, has revealed how the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde decieved the party in the State over his position in the last presidential election.
In an interview with The PUNCH, Owokoniran, stated that many of the party members in the state are still aggrieved that Makinde supported the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, instead of the candidate of his party, Atiku Abubakar.
He said, “The South-West PDP is not happy with the development that Makinde campaigned for another presidential candidate at the detriment of our candidate. All the while, the governor made us believe that he wasn’t against the candidate.
“So, what eventually played out is that people are not happy and I’m not just talking about the party members but non-party members too; even the anger is more experienced by people outside the party who believed that the decision shouldn’t have taken him that far.
“What transpired in the last election will definitely impact the governorship and state House of Assembly elections but I don’t think it should be enough for us not to deliver the states.”
Makinde is a member of the PDP faction known as the G-5 governors, which includes Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, who have argued that the party’s presidential ticket should be zoned to the south.