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Africa News of Thursday, 29 April 2021


APC will not rule Nigeria beyond 2023 - Makinde counter Tinubu

Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde

Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has rebuked former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for saying APC would rule the country beyond 2023.

According to Makinde, the redemption of the nation has begun. He noted that, Nigerians are tired of the insecurities that the president has failed to address and the economic meltdown of the country.

The governor made this known at an inauguration of the zonal executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West, at the Government House, Oke-Oyinbo, Agodi, Ibadan, April 28, 2021.

Earlier on Tuesday, Tinubu after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, indicated that the APC is loved by Nigerians and the party has bright chances of ruling the country beyond 2023.

However, Makinde said it is a big lie that would never happen.

“It is time for PDP at the national level to put together a committee to start making zoning of positions for the party nationally. This is end of April and the current national committee has up till December, and we have the national elections that will come up in less than two years from now. Our party at the national level must show leadership. We must show entire country that we are ready to take power back at the centre.

“I read in the newspaper that the National Leader of APC, said APC will be in power beyond 2023. It is a big lie. Let them hear that from this South West PDP congress, the redemption of Nigeria has started. Nigerians are tired of all the misgovernance of APC at the national level. Is it insecurity? Is it economic meltdown? Is it aloofness of the entire leadership of the government at the national level?

“We in the PDP, starting from South West, we are ready to provide leadership for our country.”

Whiles delivering his speech, Makinde tasked the newly inaugurated zonal executive under the leadership of the National Vice Chairman, South West, Taofeek Arapaja, to be focused and ensure PDP wins the governorship elections that will hold in 2022 in Ekiti and Osun states, adding that the zonal executive to unite.

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