The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), during the 2015 general elections in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has returned to his former political party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Makinde is joining PDP less than two weeks after National Chairman of PDP Senator Ahmed Makarfi and other leaders of the party visited him and other political bigwigs in the state.
He made this announcement in a press statement on Monday afternoon by his Media office in Ibadan, the state capital.
Makinde in the statement said: “following extensive, deep and wide consultations with National Leaders, Oyo State leaders and elders of the Social Democratic Party, and cross sections of strategic partners within Oyo state, I hereby announce my defection, with the entire Omititun campaign structures at the 33 local government areas in Oyo state, to the People Democratic Party”.
He further maintained joining the PDP was not for personal gains but for the development of the state by finding lasting solutions to the array of problems facing the state.
“This repositioning is not primarily to pursue his personal ambition but was largely informed by the resolution of all opposition parties in the state as contained in a recent communique signed by leaders of opposition parties to work together in Oyo state so as to find lasting solutions to the myriad challenges and underdevelopment facing Oyo citizens, such as Educational dysfunction and perennial failure, social and economic woes and lack of adequate security- all which are outcomes and consequences of the ineffective six years of the All progressives Congress rule in our state”.
Makinde said that he “is ready to proffer long lasting and far reaching solutions to salvage Oyo state from imminent collapse and needless crises that the current government has bestowed on our people.”