Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde faction came out victorious in the last Southwest PDP Congress that took place in Osun State. Though the Congress was full of Irregularities as complained by Fayose's faction. Some Hoodlums were caught with weapons during the Congress but nevertheless, congratulations to Governor Seyi Makinde faction. It should be recalled that there are two factions in PDP Southwest, Which are Seyi Makinde's faction and the Fayose's faction.
It should be recalled that Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja is from Governor Seyi Makinde's faction while Eddy Olafeso is from the Fayose's faction of the Party. Both Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja and Eddy Olafeso çontested against each other for the Chairmanship Position in the Southwest. But at the end of the Congress, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja won the Chairmanship Position narrowly with a very slim margin.
Though, Fayose's faction has congratulate Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja who won the election as the chairman of the Party in the Southwest. Meanwhile, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja is from Governor Seyi Makinde's Faction of the Party in the Southwest. Meanwhile, Fayose has accused Governor seyi Makinde for not being fair with the Party, most especially with Party Leaders who do not belong to his faction.
Meanwhile, Governor Seyi Makinde is also facing some challenges in oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP. Some faction of the Party Leaders may not want to give the Governorship ticket to Governor Seyi Makinde. The Governor and some Party Leaders in the state are not in good terms with one another. Governor Seyi was accused of maltreating some Party Members in the State and some are enjoying the Governor's kind gestures in the Party.
With this, not all the Party members in Oyo State will unanimously agreed to support Governor Seyi Makinde and give the Governorship ticket to him. There are things, the Governor should do to bring unity, into the Party ahead the 2023 Polls. The Governor Should find all possible means to unite the Party Leaders together in the Southwest. This will help the Party to win future election in Oyo State.
Two Things Governor Makinde Should Do, To Unite The Party Leaders Together In Southwest
The tasks ahead Governor Seyi Makinde is enormous which he has to do, so as to bring back the glory of the Party. Governor should do this on time, as factional Leader of the Party that won the Congress, as this will bring sanity and Justice back to the Party. Governor Seyi Makinde was favoured in the last Congress that brought Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja into power as chairman of the Party in the Southwest.
The first thing the Governor needs to do, is to start, reaching out to the agrieved members of the Party in Oyo State. The Governor should try to reach out to the agrieved members of the Party in the State. The 2023 Presidential Polls is approaching, and the Governor cannot do it alone, therefore, he needs to reach out to those who belong to Fayose's faction in Oyo State chapter of the Party.
Afterall, Governor Makinde's faction has won the Congress, but he needs to meet the Leaders one on one in Oyo State to win future elections in the state. The should reach out to all the Leaders and the stakeholders concerned in the state before the 2023 Governorship Polls, so that the Governor will be able to win the second term ticket in the Party and win all the Future elections in the state.
The second thing that is very important is that the Governor should meet with the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose. Fayose is the Leader of second faction in the Party and Governor Makinde should reach out to him and persuade him ahead the 2023 elections. No matter how the situation is, Fayose has his Loyalists too and some Leaders also belong to his faction in the Party and as a result of this, the Governor should meet with him, and discuss what should be the way forward ahead the 2023 future Polls in the entire Southwest.
Governor Makinde should not reach out to Fayose alone, he should do this along with Leaders that belong to his faction in the Southwest. If all the Leaders should unite together, through Governor Makinde, the Party will come out in flying colours in all the elections that will take place both in Oyo State and in the entire Southwest. The earlier the Better, the Governor do this, to bring unity back into the Party.
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