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Why Governor Makinde May Face Some Difficulty in His Second Term Reelection Bid

Photo: Seyi Makinde, culled from the Sun


The political crisis rocking the Oyo State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may, definitely, pose some threats at the chances of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde in the course of actualisation of his second term reelection in 2023.

It could be recalled that Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is facing strict opposition from some members of the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democtratic Party (PDP) who were not satisfied with his style of governance and leadership strategy.

Some members of the Oyo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), under the leadership of Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan, have argued that Governor Seyi Makinde has chosen to abandoned them, immediately they assisted him to win the 2015 governorship election that was held in the state.

Considerably, there are some political instances that may pose some difficulties at Governor Seyi Makinde, if he intends to contest for the governorship election in the state to retain his seat beyond 2023.

Firstly, the political conflict between Governor Seyi Makinde and the Alhaji Olopoeyan's faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State may, considerably, pose some difficulties on his way toward his second term reelection.

It is important to remember that Alhaji Olopoeyan is not alone in the political conflict with Governor Seyi Makinde in Oyo State. Alhaji Olopoeyan is having the supports of other prominent members of Oyo State chapter of PDP like former member of House of Representatives, Mulikat Adeola; Oyo State PDP Youth Leader, Asiwaju Adekola Adeoye former deputy governor, Alhaji Azeez Gbolarumi; Alhaji Nureni Akanbi, Engineer Femi Babalola, Elder Matthew Abioye, Princess Aderonke Adedoje, among others.

Interestingly, while members of the Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) are doing everything to, unanimously, approach the 2023 governorship election in the state with no rift, continued grievances between Governor Makinde and Alhaji Olopoeyan's faction of PDP could be considered as one of the great obstacles to the second term election of Governor Makinde.

Secondly, the revelation recently disclosed by former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode that he is wooing some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may, probably, pose some difficulties at the chances of Governor Seyi Makinde in the course of his second term reelection.

It is important to recall that former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, mentioned Governor Seyi Makinde among the names of some governors elected under the platform of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that he is wooing to join the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC). Chief Femi Fani-Kayode disclosed this when he was being introduced to President Muhammadu Buhari by Yobe State Governor and Chairman of APC caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, after his defection from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The revelation by Chief Femi Fani-Kayode may develop mistrust feeling from some leaders and members of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), toward the candidature of Governor Seyi Makinde in the 2023 Governorship election in Oyo State. Sincerely, this may pose some difficulties at the chances of the governor, in the course of actualising his second term reelection.

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Alhaji Bisi Olopoeyan Makinde Oyo State Peoples Democratic Party Seyi Makinde

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