The Lagos State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have declared Seyi Makinde, Oyo state governor the party’s leader in the South-West region.
It stated this during a stakeholders meeting in Ibadan, on Saturday.
Taiwo Adisa, in a statement quoted Dayo Ogungbenro, caretaker zonal chairman of the party as affirming Makinde’s role as leader.
“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.”