Governor Seyi Makinde has boasted that no political party that occupies no elective position, or at least a councillorship seat, can stop him from getting re-elected in 2023.
Makinde stated this on Wednesday at the kick-off of the second phase of the Light-Up Oyo Project, in Ogbomoso town.
The political assurance by the governor was made barely 24 hours after the Zenith Labour Party led by former governor Rashidi Ladoja vowed to send him packing from the Agodi government house in 2023.
He explained that even though it is too early for him to start talking about a second term or re-election bid, he is certain that the state wont fall into the hand charlatans anymore.
OYOINSIGHT understands that the claim by the governor that parties without at least a councillor is targeted at all opposition parties in the state except the All Progressives Congress, APC, that have elected representatives at the national and state assemblies.
Foremost among the opposition parties that occupy no elected political seat are African Democratic Congress, ADC, and Zenith Labour Party, ZLP.
Notably, the gubernatorial candidate of these two parties, Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin and Barrister Sharafadeen Alli, stepped down their ambitions to ensure the emergence of Makinde.