By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Tuesday
disclosed that High Chief Rashidi Ladoja’s exit from the PDP has opened the doors to thousands of people who swore never to join the party because of Senator Ladoja.
Engineer Makinde in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan issued by the Seyi Makinde organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade,
The PDP governorship aspirant stressed that PDP both at the state and national levels accorded High Chief Rashidi Ladoja utmost respect as much as humanly possible
According to Engineer Makinde, the respect and plea given to High Chief Rashidi Ladoja while in the PDP was to fulfill all moral requirement and not because the party lacks required followership, credible men and goodwill to win Oyo state.
“We are very cautious and sober but the truth is that God has been Faithful to us and we have been witnessing renewed interest from our long lost friends in the past one week and reiterates that PDP doors are still open to those who wish to return”, he said.
The PDP governorship aspirant added that apart from strategic leaders who have signified their intention to join PDP, 95 percent of the 27 state party executives and 30 of the 33 local government party chairmen are intact including the chairman and the secretary at the state level.
Engineer Makinde while thanking PDP leaders and supporters that stood behind the party during the trying period for their steadfastness saying that no individual’s personal ambition will supersede the will of the majority, said “he is personally proud and happy at the news of renewed confidence coming from Ogbomoso, Ibarapa, Oke Ogun, Oyo and Ibadan zones and applauded long time political associates of the former governor who have pitched their tents with PDP.”