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One Crisis Makinde And Fayose Need To Avoid Ahead Of PDP Convention

The former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose can make a political deal with the Oyo State governor. The national convention of the PDP is fast approaching and Makinde would now have some interest in the exercise. The Ekiti state politician can't afford to lose out in the struggle. Hence, he should meet Makinde for a dialogue.

Mr. Taofeek Arapaja has come out to contest for the national deputy chairman of the party. And it is known that the former deputy governor of Oyo State is currently the chairman of the PDP in the southwest region. And he can rely on the support of the state governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde.

Whereas Mr Ayodele Fayose couldn't succeed in his moves to let his own candidate, Mr. Eddy Olafeso, become the southwest chairman of the PDP. It was a tough political battle at that time and it went in favour of Mr. Seyi Makinde.

Surely, Makinde may be left with no choice but to throw his weight behind Mr. Taofeek Arapaja. Even the former deputy governor must have consulted Makinde before he came out to declare his ambition. Meanwhile, Mr. Fayose would consider the latest available seat as an opportunity for him to claim power in southwest region.

Now, it clear that there could be a clash of political interests between the two foremost political leaders in the strategic region. And Mr. Makinde would want to use his closeness to power to get the seat for the former deputy governor of Oyo State. But there is a way out for the former Ekiti State governor.

Mr. Ayodele Fayose has not made his position known on the matter. But one thing that should be clear is that he won't want to queue behind the Oyo State governor. Therefore, there is a high tendency that the former Ekiti State governor would raise another candidate.

This matter could actually be cleared and the crisis be nipped in the bud at least for the interest of the southwest PDP. Mr. Fayose can willingly refuse to present any candidate or present himself for the job at the national headquarters. But he can give some conditions.

One of the conditions is that his own faction of the PDP would produce the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Ekiti State. The other one can be that the southwest PDP would back the former Ekiti State governor for the vice presidential slot. At the end of the day, the two sides would be happy.

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Ayodele Fayose Ekiti State Oyo State Seyi Makinde Taofeek Arapaja


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