Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun, Bankole Akinloye has issued a statement to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo that the party’s constitution doesn’t make provision for position of Governor-General in the Southwest.
He kicky against the claims made by the chairman of Oyo Pacesetters Transport Sevice, Dare Adeleke, warning, party chieftains to always watch their tongues.
According to him, the PDP chapter in Ogun is not questioning the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde, both in Oyo State and the Southwest, being the only PDP governor in the zone, but against plan to cause schism in the Ogun state chapter.
He said: “What we are opposed to is his continuous tendencies for polarising the party in Ogun State.
“The governor should rise above primordial attitudes of hobnobbing with non-conforming members of the party at the detriments of other party faithful party.
“The clear position of the National Working Committee (NWC) of our very great party, as ably led by Prince Uche Secundus, has provided direction to Governor Seyi Makinde through the successful conduct of party congresses in the state.
“The party in Ogun State has no issues with His Excellency’s leadership in Oyo State. In fact, he is such a good man and we will respect him for that but we also urge him to develop an attitude of consulting widely with party structure in each state of the zone.
“Again, His Excellency should also note that our party constitution has no room for a Governor General, who has no required decorum and respect for our party leaders and structure.
“What the party wants and expects from Governor ‘Seyi Makinde at this crucial period is a leadership that will not undermine the peace of the party in the zone by meddling with internal party management in any state.”