Fresh information has emerged that the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) is working to truncate the second term bid of the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde ahead of the 2023 general election.
Naija News gathered that the South West leader of the party, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan has revealed that there might be a possible alliance among major political parties in Oyo State to defeat the governor.
Olopoeyan, who claimed not to have any personal issues with Makinde, said the major political parties in the state might come together to ensure that the governor fails to earn a second term in the 2023 governorship election.
The NNPP southwest leader, who made this stand in Ibadan on Sunday while fielding questions from pressmen, pointed out that “Yes, it is possible for the merger of political parties to come into play again in 2023 in order to defeat Governor Seyi Makinde of the PDP. I cannot rule it out. It can happen.
“Makinde and I are not fighting. You should get it right—we are not fighting. But I cannot work for him. I have been talking about my working relationship with him and the efforts we made before he won the governorship election in 2019, from which I have not benefited.
“So, it is not possible for me to work with him again politically. Do you know that Seyi sees himself winning the next year’s governorship election? Any politician can only know whether he wins or who wins on election day. The evening of election day, when the counting of ballots is being done, is when you, as a politician, will know whether you are losing or winning.”
However, Naija News understands that over 1,000 members of the NNPP, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Accord Party (AP) in the state have reportedly decamped to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state.
The Chairman of Accord Party (AP) in the Oluyole Local Government Area of the state, Abiodun Akeyo, who led members of the party to the SDP on Sunday, said, “The governorship candidate of the Accord Party has hijacked the party from us, and he is also behaving as if he is all in all. We have serious crises at that party, and when he defected to our party, he promised to resolve all the crises in Oluyole LGA. All efforts to resolve it were unsuccessful.”
In a similar vein, the NNPP Chairman for ward 5 in the same local government, also led members of the party to the SDP.