In a strongly worded press statement, signed by the National Leader Comrade Daboikiabo Z. Warmate and National Secretary Alhaji Tasiu M. Muhammad, the Concerned PDP League (CPDPL), an active pressure group in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed their deep appreciation and commendation to the Oyo State Governor Engr. Seyi Makinde for providing leadership for the party in the South West and dissociating himself from the comment of the former Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, regarding the 2027 Presidency.
“We commiserate with the good people of Oyo State and the Governor His Excellency Engr Seyi Makinde, over the penultimate Tuesday explosion that led to many injuries, deaths, and destruction of properties at Adeyi in Bodija, Ibadan, the state capital. We also commiserate with the good people of Plateau State and the Governor His Excellency Caleb Mutfwang, over the unprovoked incessant killings of harmless Plateau State indigenes by enemies of humanity and peace.
“And we rejoice with the Lagos state PDP chapter and the immediate family of Hon. Philip Olabode Aivoji, the Lagos State PDP Chairman for regaining his freedom from the kidnappers’ den. Only the almighty God deserves all the appreciation and we give it to Him for saving the life of our Lagos 001.”
“We pray for the repose of those who lost their lives and console with their families. We urge the federal government to put an end to the unprovoked killings in Plateau State and other parts of the nation and provide succor for all the victims of violence and those impacted by the deadly explosion in Ibadan.”
“We want to commend His Excellency Engr. Seyi Makinde, for bridging the leadership lacuna in the South West PDP because that was what has been lacking for some years now. Gov. Makinde leadership of our great party in the South West is great news and has rejuvenated the hope, morale, and trust of the party faithful.”
“Seyi Makinde has proven himself to be one of PDP’s finest Governors and Leader in the manner with which he galvanized and hosted the South West stakeholders meeting, putting aside his differences with his Osun state counterpart and brother governor, to unite South West PDP. This is a good omen for the party. Governor Makinde made great sacrifice and that is what is expected of a great person who has just earned himself the leader of the South West PDP.”
“It’s quite heartwarming to see a renaissance in the South West PDP particularly during the Ibadan stakeholders meeting.”
“We in same vain commend Gov. Seyi Makinde for putting the party’s interest first by dissociating himself from the overzealous comment of the immediate past Governor of Benue State, His Excellency Samuel Ortom, who said and we quote, “Our Leader, Nyesom Wike, has already made a declaration that in 2027, we are supporting President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We have nowhere to go because that is what Nigerians believe. Even the past administration that took Nigeria from top to bottom, we allowed them to work for eight years.”
“Therefore, we call on all well-meaning South West PDP members and leaders to rally round and lend support to their new leader, His Excellency Engr. Seyi Makinde to enable him to consolidate the emerging unity in the South West party and to flip the South West for PDP in 2027.”
“However, in all this, we will not forget to congratulate one of our finest Governors, His Excellency Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on the victorious confirmation of the mandate freely given to him by the good people of Adamawa state by the Supreme Court.
We also commend the leadership of the party for paying a commiseration visit to the Governors of Oyo and Plateau States. “
” The heightened level of insecurity, rampant kidnappings, incessant killings, and the alarming level of poverty and hopelessness in our nation are the true hallmarks of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu’s led APC clapped out administration. ”