G5 yet to take stand on 2023 presidency – Makinde
Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde has said all hope is not lost in the bid to ensure harmony within the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) ahead of the forthcoming general election.
Speaking on who the G5-Governors would support for the Presidential election, Makinde expressed hope that some form of alignment will be reached before the election.
The Governor spoke while fielding questions from reporters shortly after signing the Bill on Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo Law 2022.
Speaking with reporters in a chat, the Governor said his colleagues in the G5, including Nyesome Wike (Rivers), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) are still in talks with the party leadership, adding that some demands have also been placed before them.
He added that it was too early to determine the presidential candidate to support since talks is still ongoing with the party’s national leadership and stakeholders.
Makinde said “It is not time. We are still talking. We have made some demands on the party. One day is a long time in politics. So, we are still talking and we are hopeful that some form of alignment will be reached at the end of the day.”
Speaking on his ongoing consultation and reconciliation with aggrieved members of the party in the state, the Governor said he is also stretching the hands of fellowship to some aggrieved members who have left the party in pursuit of their political ambition on other political platforms.