Makinde, Adeleke Boast PDP Will Reclaim Ondo

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan

Oyo State Governor ‘Seyi Makinde and his Osun State counterpart, Ademola Adeleke, yesterday, declared that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would reclaim Ondo State from All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 2024 governorship election in the state.

Makinde made the declaration when he hosted PDP leaders from the South-west geopolitical zone, who converged on Ibadan to kick-start the process of reconciling PDP tendencies in Ondo State.

The governor stated that the PDP family had begun to speak with one voice and the Ondo State PDP governorship candidate, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, and others would team up to ensure that the party put up a strong showing at the polls.

According to the governor, all PDP leaders and stakeholders from across the six South-west states are behind the Ondo State PDP candidate.

Makinde stated, “Our candidate, His Excellency Agboola Ajayi, is here and the first step forward for us is to reconcile all the tendencies in Ondo State. This is because once we have a unified PDP in Ondo State, we have a path to the Alagbaka Government House.

“To God be the glory, we have spoken as one family. Our candidate has also been able to key into that process. So, for us, people should expect a very strong showing from the PDP in Ondo State in November, by the grace of God.

“With our leaders from across the South-west standing behind our candidate in the state, I think it is a strong signal to the present occupier of the Ondo Government House. The PDP is coming and it will happen.”

Similarly, Adeleke said the South-west PDP came together to deliberate on the affairs of the party regarding the forthcoming election in Ondo State.

He added that the South-west PDP leaders congratulated Ajayi, who won the party primary in a transparent process, which showed that PDP was a democratic party that followed due process.

The Osun State governor said, “As you can see, everyone is happy, as it is a family affair. We came over to Oyo State to meet with our brother, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, to deliberate on the PDP affairs as touching Ondo State.

“Of course, we congratulate our brother, Agboola, who won the primary, which went very well. Everybody now knows that PDP is a democratic party because we followed due process.

“We also want to begin the reconciliation process, because we know some people are upset and we believe our leaders will go back home to bring everybody together. Even Governor Makinde and I would be invited to Akure to see how we can move forward in the state ahead of the election in November.”

The PDP governorship candidate thanked Makinde and Adeleke as well as other PDP leaders for their support ahead of the election.

He described PDP as a formidable party in Ondo State, stating that all PDP members are one family and they would deliver the state to the party in November.

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