*urges aggrieved members to give room for reconciliation
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Sunday hinted that he is ready to reconcile all contending interests within the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) in the state .
The governor dropped this hint at the Oyo state 2021 Christmas Carol of Nine Lessons, held at the Remembrance Arcade, Government House, Agodi, Ibadan,
Governor Makinde stressed that in achieving this, there is the need for all aggrieved PDP members in the state to among other things give room for reconciliation in the spirit of the season.
The governor also stressed that he is also ready to bring aggrieved members of the APC to the PDP fold, saying, ” the aggrieved members in the opposition party can also join us in the reconciliation process.This is your government; come and we will reconcile everybody.”
“During the sermon of Pastor Femi Emmanuel, he said that part of the reasons for this season was that Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God and why can’t we reconcile the party members? So, I am using this opportunity, once again, to appeal to the aggrieved members of our party to give room for reconciliation in the spirit of this season”, he said.
The governor maintained that his administration will continue to improve on governance in the state, adding that the people should expect more dividends of democracy in 2022, saying, ” I want to thank the people of Oyo State for your support. This is the third edition of this Christmas Carol but everything has been possible because of the prayers you offer for this government”.
“I also want to seek your further support for 2022. You may or may not be aware that 2022 is going to be a defining year, as it is the year that we will choose candidates in political parties for the 2023 elections. So, we have to intensify our prayers so that we will choose aright.
“For those of you who have not joined any political party, please do so, because direct primaries may likely be adopted, which means every one of you will have the right to vote in those political parties.Oyo State has been particularly lucky. Just in front of me, you see the President of Christ Apostolic Church, CAC Worldwide; seated beside him is the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN; and Bishop Wale Oke, who is the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria also sent his greetings. So, that is Oyo State. Is this not a confirmation that God is with us? It has never happened before”.ENDS