The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, has backed Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as leader of the opposition party in the south-west region.
Naija News reports that the Chief Press Secretary to Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, made this known in a statement.
Recall that Makinde and former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayemi, are currently are loggerheads over who controls the zone for the PDP.
But Lagos PDP backed the Oyo State Governor during a stakeholders’ meeting at the government house, Ibadan, the state capital, on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by the full structure of the Lagos PDP executives, and that 12 executive council members were present out of 19 as well as the 17 non-working committee members of the party.
According to Adisa, the caretaker zonal chairman of the party, Dayo Ogunbenro, affirmed Makinde as the leader of the party in the zone.
Members of the PDP in Lagos also agreed to resolve their crisis so as to ensure that the party takes over the baton of leadership come 2023.
“The purpose of today’s meeting, to be very precise, is to thank Governor Makinde for standing by the party and to pledge total loyalty to his leadership of the South-West. No more, no less,” the Lagos PDP leaders were quoted to have said.
“We can tell you that the governor does not want anything from us. He, as the Chief Security Officer of Oyo State, needs nothing from the party, rather we are the ones who came all the way from Lagos, to plead with him to keep leading the party.
“We resolved to, irrespective of any rancor, move the party forward and we will ensure that the party takes its better seat in 2023.
“We did not come here to discuss who takes anything for zonal congress. The congress will soon come up and for all we care, we have come to restate our commitment to our own governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, and we stand by him anywhere he is going on the issue of the South West.”