By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State on Tuesday declared that there is no space for Governor Seyi Makinde in the party even if he intends joining APC ahead of 2023 polls
APC in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan signed by its Caretaker Committee Publicity Secretary, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde maintained that presently, the party does not need the governor .
According to the statement, ” there is no room for a person of Engineer Seyi Makinde in APC because he has no iota of integrity to stand on, moving forward.”
” APC Oyo State does not believe in distracting Gov Seyi Makinde on the task of Governance of Oyo State hence our space appearance on the media space, however courtesy demand that once someone sends a “post”, he deserves to have a response”, it said
APC added, ” To start with, Engr Seyi Makinde is a “Political Journeyman”. In 2015,he stood for election under the banner of SDP. That should inform the people that Engr Seyi Makinde is a Businessman and not a Politician with any identifiable ideological stand.”
APC in the statement also accused Governor Makinde of allegedly abandoning those that assisted him in winning the 2019 governorship in Oyo state, saying, ” for Engr Seyi Makinde to be able to use the banner of PDP in 2019, the likes Hon Mulikat Adeola, Arole Iba Oluyole, Alh Nureni Akanbi, Alh Olopoeeyan and former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose were just a few of the people who ensured Seyi Makinde realized his dream of becoming the Governor of Oyo State.”
” Where are those mentioned fellows today?Engr Seyi Makinde has shown them his character.
Apart from the aforementioned group of people, there are also those that are called COALITION PARTNERS, by this, we are referring to the ADC, ZLP, SDP and others who collaborated to collapse their own party structures for the success of Engr Seyi Makinde at the 2019 Gubernatorial Election?
” They have equally deserted the Governor but even before they chose to desert the Governor, Gov Seyi Makinde had rubbished them severally in the Media by rhetorically asking for the number of Seats their Parties won in the States and Federal Assembly Elections.”
Oyo APC stressed , ” It’s on record that, in 2011, after the ACN won the gubernatorial election, ACN entered into a coalition with the ACCORD PARTY in order to form the parliament, all the agreements reached between the then ACN and ACCORD Party were followed to the letter by Gov Abiola Ajimobi to the Glory of God”, adding, ” in view of the foregoing, the whole world could see that the people in APC are populated by men and women of integrity”.
” So would it be too much if we say that, there is no ROOM for a person of Engr Seyi Makinde. Finally, let Gov Seyi Makinde thank his star and savour the Luck of Governing Oyo State because, in truth we have No SPACE for him in APC.”