It will appear not everyone is willing to just roll over and let be, following the involvements of the leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The candidate of the Oyo state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, Seyi Makinde, has accused Tinubu of interfering in the politics of Oyo state. The aspirant claims Tinubu is dragging the politics of the state backwards.
He alleged that a repeat of the interference was witnessed even in the governorship primaries that took place in Ibadan, the state capital, on Sunday.
Makinde, in a statement issued by the campaign office and signed by the media coordinator, Dotun Oyelade , said it was disrespectful to party members and the Oyo State people for Tinubu to dictate who should rule the state, alleging that the problems Tinubu created in Lagos was still unresolved and festering.
He said , “Recall that similar imposition occurred in 2011 when a former Governor Lam Adesina was side-lined in the process leading to the adoption of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, a decision that has drawn the state back leading to record indebtedness yet unsurpassed since the creation of the state in 1976.
“Why must outsiders insist on their stooges to rule us in Oyo State and why must we always accept their orders when what is left is a crumbling empire? For me, the masses of the state remain my motivators because they will insist that we build the state together for the benefit of all.”