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  • Updated: February 23, 2022

2023: Dislodging Makinde In Any Election Will Be Futile — Diran Odeyemi

2023: Dislodging Makinde In Any Election Will Be Futile —

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As the 2023 General Elections approaches, many have continued to call for the re-election bid of the Oyo state governor, ‘Seyi Makinde.

Speaking on a radio current affairs programme on Monday in Ibadan, the immediate former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Diran Odeyemi emphatically said that contesting against Governor Seyi Makinde come 2023, both in the party’s primary and in the gubernatorial election, will be an effort in futility.

Justifying his assertion, Prince Odeyemi disclosed that the governor has the power of incumbency coupled with his excellent performance in governance, which are already speaking for him.

Analysing the political developments in Osun, the PDP stalwart who added that it was foolhardy for anyone to think Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State would lose the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary election last weekend in the circumstances that surrounded the exercise, just like no one can confront Governor ‘Seyi Makinde in 2023 because of the power of incumbency which he wields.

“Whoever thought Gboyega Oyetola would lose the primary is making a big mistake and it is just like someone thinking ‘Seyi Makinde will lose a primary in Oyo State," he added.

When asked whether his advice is for anyone who is contemplating contesting in the PDP governorship primary to jettison such, he answered in the affirmative.

“The power of incumbency is there and it will always count for the governor,” he added

The Osun State politician explained that with the popularity of Governor Seyi Makinde and his achievements in office, it will be difficult for the opposition to dislodge him in any election.

According to Odeyemi, the PDP is not foreclosing the possibility of having the former Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola in its camp but added that the most important thing to his party now is how to conduct its primary.

He berated the aggrieved PDP members in Osun State who warned Governor Seyi Makinde against undue interference in Osun PDP affairs stating that if the Oyo Governor wants to win more gubernatorial seats for the PDP, he must interfere as the leader of the party in the Southwest.

 

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