Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state, has claimed that the People’ s Democratic Party (PDP), will be unable to restructure Nigeria if it fails to restructure itself first.
The statement was released in response to the crisis rocking the party between Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
Makinde made the statement during the commissioning of the Umuakatawom- Osaa- Okea- Uhuru road in the Obingwa local government area, Abia state.
Recall that after their presidential primaries, the main opposition party has been struggling with an internal crisis for the past few months.
The crisis in the party has resulted in the stepping down of Walid Jibrin, as chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) as part of efforts to resolve the crisis.
Rumors were circulating that Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto state, had abandoned his position as chairman of the PDP governors forum and that Makinde had been appointed to take up his role.
However, the party has earlier refuted the report, claiming that Tambuwal would remain in his post.
Makinde, who spoke about the matter stated that the party has a succession plan and that the south is not after the position.
He said, ” I saw on the internet yesterday; that people were saying Seyi Makinde has been appointed as the chairman of the PDP governor forum. It is a lie from the pit of hell.