2023: Former VP Atiku Meets Makinde, South West PDP Leaders Today

By Damilare Adeleye
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Amidst the crisis rocking the party, former vice-pesident and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is expected to meet with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State today, Wednesday, 14th of September.

This was contained in a statement by the South West PDP zonal spokesman Sanya Atofarati.

Atofarati lauded Atiku for making the region his first point of call, pointing out that it was a right step in the right direction.

The party said the choice of the South West by Atiku is a clear signal that the opposition party is one united and indivisible family.

The statement read, “The choice of Ibadan as the first port of call by the candidate is a clear signal that the PDP is one united and indivisible family which is committed to delivering the zone for the party’s candidate in the February presidential election.

“The visit could not have come at a better time than now in view of the ongoing reconciliation and fence mending moves by top hierarchies of the party at different levels to address various interests and agitations within the party which were blown out of proportion by the ruling APC.

“As a truly democratic institution the PDP welcomes all shades of opinions and interests which sometimes might be misconstrued by the general public as crisis, but the inherent internal mechanism for conflict resolution of our party has set the PDP apart from our main challenger and the outcome of the recent reconciliatory moves has begun to bear fruits.

“I must also commend Governor Seyi Makinde for his exemplary leadership in the zone as he is billed to receive the visiting former vice president on Wednesday and put in place logistics for the success of the event.

“Governor Makinde has once again demonstrated capacity to distinguish between self-interest and party supremacy because the PDP umbrella is our defining symbol which must be guided jealously going forward.

“I have always held the opinion that the PDP cannot afford to fail Nigerians.”