Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has called on the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State to be prepared for eviction following the reconciliation of aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
The Oyo State Governor who is the chairman of the reconciliation committee stated this after the reconciliation meeting with stakeholders of the party.
The meeting was held at the Lugard office of a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George, in Lagos.
Other prominent members of the party present at the meeting include the former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori; a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele; George, a former Second Republic Transport Minister, Chief Ebenezer Babatope; and a party chieftain, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, among others.
The Oyo State Governor described the reconciliation meeting as successful, he further stated that the process would continue.
Makinde said, “As you can see, it was mission accomplished. My father (George) and I were able to resolve some of the issues.”
Makinde who spoke on why the party chairman in the state, Deji Doherty was absent said, “It is one step at a time. We have come here to meet the stakeholders with my father and leader here to move the party forward.”
“I can assure you that the unity of the PDP in Lagos State is sacrosanct right now. We are also putting the APC on notice that they need to prepare for what is coming in Lagos.”
George while speaking on the development was optimistic that the party in Lagos State would emerge united to win future elections.
“The governor spoke brilliantly and proffered solutions which will be accepted so that the stakeholders can work together. I have experienced a cacophony of voices and fighting ourselves. We have a finality; nobody is born forever and there will be a day after.”
“The stakeholders will be called; they will talk to the national leadership of the party and we will all move forward. We don’t have emperors in our party but we have leaders and whatever is suggested here will be accepted,” he added.