A gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde has said that the party both at the state and national levels accorded Senator Rashidi Ladoja utmost respect as much as humanly possible.
In a statement issued by the Seyi Makinde organisation and signed by Prince Dotun Oyelade, the respect and plea given to him was to fulfill all moral requirement and not because the party lacks required followership, credible men and goodwill to win the state.
According to Makinde, Ladoja’s exit has opened the doors to thousands of people who swore never to join us because of senator Ladoja.
We are very cautious and sober but the truth is that God has been faithful to us and we have been witnessing renewed interest from our long lost friends in the past one week and reiterates that PDP doors are still open to those who wish to return.”
According to the statement, apart from strategic leaders who have signified their intention to join PDP, 95 percent of the 27 state party executives and 30 of the 33 local government party chairmen are intact including the chairman and the secretary at the state level.
Makinde thanked the leaders and supporters of the party who have stood behind the party during the trying period for their steadfastness saying that no individual’s personal ambition will supersede the will of the majority.
He said that he is personally proud and happy at the news of renewed confidence coming from Ogbomoso, Ibarapa, Oke ogun, Oyo and Ibadan zones and applauded long time political associates of the former governor who have pitched their tents with PDP.