The 2015 governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Oyo state, Engr Seyi Makinde, has rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Engr Makinde declared for PDP in a press statement from his Media office at Omititun headquarters in Ibadan on Monday September 4, 2017.
He 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 stressed that the move was 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.
According to him, the state is bedevilled by educational dysfunction and perennial failure, social and economic woes and lack of adequate security. He said the challenges “are outcomes and consequences of the ineffective six years of the All progressives Congress rule in our state. ”
Engr Makinde said he is ready to proffer long lasting and far reaching solutions to the problems.