Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo state, Mr Seyi Makinde has appealed to the former governor of the state, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, to stay active over his plan to defect from the party over harmonisation of the state executive party.
Makinde stated this according to a statement issued by the Seyi Makinde Organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade.
He reminded the former governor of his leadership role and the collective desire of Oyo state people for a change of baton come 2019.
According to the release, Makinde said “I am privileged to be referred to as one of your political sons and which you yourself confirmed on a radio programme two days ago. Therefore, as a true son of a valiant father, I hereby humbly but strongly appeal to you not to contemplate leaving the house that we are jointly trying to roof, just before the raining season.”
“Such a decision, coming from a tested leader will leave the people confused as the majority of party members and indeed the masses in Oyo state are already excited about the prospect of genuine regime change that will fulfil its electoral promises and respect Institutions and elders.”
Makinde added that the issue of harmonisation of party executives “which is being blown out of proportion appears to be the most realistic arrangement to actualise our objective because political expediency narratives are determined by circumstances on the ground.”
He said “In our own party, the PDP at the National level learnt a bitter lesson from 2015 debacle where only one tendency was saddled with control of the party hence it became imperative for the National Working Committee to ensure an all-inclusive state executive is put in place to avoid going to war with a divided army.
Like others, who desire Positive change via PDP under your Leadership in the state I strongly believe no single tendency can do it all alone.”
Makinde asked “What does it profit you, Sir, to abandon your children and allow by default the perpetration of anti-youth employment policy as graphitised in the current 2018 budget to continue? God forbid.
You and I will not allow it, and the millions of youths who are pining away in abject lack in spite of going to school and who were deceived to being foot soldiers in 2015 will obviously resist it legitimately.
And this is why Sir, that the prospect of leaving the party is not an option.”