The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) has been told to bury his thoughts about his party the APC continuing beyond 2023.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said so at the inauguration of the zonal executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West, at the Government House, Oke-Oyinbo, Agodi, Ibadan, yesterday.
The former Lagos Governor has said his party would rule the country beyond 2023. However, Makinde, who is the only PDP governor in the South West, said it would never happen.
In his speech, Makinde said, “It is time for PDP at the national level to put together a committee to start making zoning of positions for the party nationally. This is end of April and the current national committee has up till December, and we have the national elections that will come up in less than two years from now. Our party at the national level must show leadership. We must show entire country that we are ready to take power back at the centre.
“I read in the newspaper that the National Leader of APC, said APC will be in power beyond 2023. It is a big lie. Let them hear that from this South West PDP congress, the redemption of Nigeria has started. Nigerians are tired of all the misgovernance of APC at the national level. Is it insecurity? Is it economic meltdown? Is it aloofness of the entire leadership of the government at the national level?
“We in the PDP, starting from South West, we are ready to provide leadership for our country.”
While addressing the new zonal leadership of the party who emerged at the PDP congress held in Osogbo, Governor Makinde tasked them to be focused and ensure PDP wins the governorship elections that will hold in 2022 in Ekiti and the state of Osun.
He also challenged the Taofeek Arapaja led zonal leadership to unite all the aggrieved members of the party, noting that the politicking that took place before the zonal congress was over.
The new zonal chairmanin thanked the governor for the support and promised that the zonal executive would discharge its roles with sincerity of purpose, be guided by the constitution for optimum functioning, and would also ensure justice and fairness.