The governor of Oyo state who also doubles as the Chairman of the Reconciliation Committee of the People’s Democratic Party, Seyi Makinde has sent a threat to the Lagos state Alliance People’s Congress (APC) that the state, which is one of the strongholds of the ruling party is ripe to be taken over by the PDP.
Governor Seyi Makinde sounded the threat at the reconciliation meeting he had with stakeholders of PDP in Lagos.
Also present at the reconciliation meeting was the former deputy governor of Lagos state, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, former governor of Delta State, James Ibori, Chief Bode George, Chief Ebenezer Babatope Among others.
Describing the meeting to newsmen after the meeting which was held behind the closed door, Governor Seyi Makinde, Speaking further, said, “As you can see it was mission accomplished. My father (Bode George) and I were able to resolve some of the issues. You must be frontal on how issues are addressed but we have made some good progress.”
Reacting to the reason Mr. Deji Doherty, the PDP chairman in Lagos State, was absent at the meeting, Makinde said: “You see, you don’t jump the gun, it is one step at a time. We have come here to meet the stakeholders with my father and leader here to move the party forward. I can give you the assurance that the unity of the PDP in Lagos State is sacrosanct right now. We are also putting the APC on notice that they need to prepare for what is coming in Lagos.”
Also present at the meeting was Chief Bode George. He expressed optimism in the outcome of the meeting, saying the Lagos PDP will emerge as a united front in future elections.
He said: “We had a robust meeting and we have worked out a solution. We have all agreed.”
“There will also be issues and the gift of the Almighty is for you to be able to resolve whatever differences you have. The governor spoke brilliantly and proferred solution which will be accepted so that the stakeholders can work together.
“I have experienced a lot of brit bat, cacophony of voices and fighting ourselves.
“We have a finality, nobody is born forever and there will be a day after.
“The stakeholders will be called, they will talk to the national leadership of the party and we will all move forward, no loser, no winner.
“The reconciliation will work, that is the beauty of politics. We don’t have emperors in our party but we have leaders and whatever is suggested here will be accepted.”