PDP primaries: Makinde hails Atiku’s victory

Inspite of his open fraternity with the defeated presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike at the party’s national convention, Oyo State Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde has congratulated the winner and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar over his victory.

Makinde attributed Abubakar’s triumph to what he called the will of the majority as required and upheld by the basic principle of the representative government.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the governor also said the PDP had shown its preparedness for its ‘Operation Rescue Nigeria’ mandate for holding the convention despite the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) attempt to tamper with the process.

He assured Nigerians that the party’s Operation Rescue Nigeria would meet its target of cleansing the nation of the eight years of misrule imposed on them by the governing All Progressives Congress (APC)

“As you already know, we had the PDP primaries in which we again demonstrated two things to Nigerians. One, that the PDP is serious about ensuring that we make the right decisions for Operation Rescue Nigeria. For the PDP to have gone ahead to conduct its primaries, even though the umpire, INEC, decided to change the rules in the middle of the game, shows that we are a truly formidable force to reckon with.
“The weaker party had to wait for the results of the PDP convention before they made their move.

“Two, that the PDP stands head and shoulders above the rest in coordinating primaries at the state and national levels. Almost all results are in, and we had rancour-free deliberations. So, those who tell you that the PDP and the APC are the same are not being honest,” he declared.

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The governor toured the on-going Ibadan Circular Road and the 500,000-Litre Aviation Fuel Depot at the Ibadan Airport, reiterating that his administration is determined to deliver the two projects to Oyo State residents.

“We are determined to deliver the Ibadan Circular Road project to our people, and Craneburg Construction Company has already started work on the bridges and interchanges.
“Let me end this newsletter by saying that if you want to come into politics and make a change in the system, the time to do that is now. Join a political party and be part of the process of building the structure. 2027 is not as far away as you may think,” he admonished.



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