Atiku Loyalists Reject Makinde, Declare Support For APC Guber Candidate


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Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate in Oyo State, Atiku Abubakar, under the aegis of PDP Vanguard, have withdrawn support for Governor Seyi Makinde, who is seeking re-election for a second time in office.

In a statement, the Coordinator of the group, Akeem Adeyemi, said they would support the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Teslim Folarin, purportedly based on the role Makinde seemed to have played on February 25, which they said was unfavorable to Atiku, who lost to the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu.

He accused Makinde of allegedly sacrificing the electoral fortunes of PDP national assembly candidates for his ambition.

According to him, the PDP Vanguard decided to rise against Makinde’s political ambition in the future.

Adeyemi said the arrogance and selfishness of Makinde in the last four years have crippled the party in the state, adding that some of its members attended a recent meeting called by the governor, where Makinde allegedly told them that he had an agreement with Tinubu that he would join APC if he wins elections.

He said: “It is surprising that Makinde could expect us to work as Coordinator of the group, his second term ambition when he arrogantly and deliberately ignored many warnings to support our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. We can’t stay at the same party with such a betrayal.

“We agree with Bolanle Sarumi’s outburst that those that worked against PDP national assembly candidates must sink. Some of our members only attended the meeting he called to listen to his trash. Makinde has proved to be a serial betrayal, and we shall pay him back on Saturday.

“We, therefore, warn him and his co-travellers to be careful of their sponsored propaganda against Senator Teslim Folarin, whom we have had a working relationship with while in our party. We all know that you are behind the recent attacks on his personality, and it cannot save you on Saturday.”

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