Makinde Joins Wike, Receives Tinubu, Reveals Oyo ‘Candidate’

Twenty-four hours after meeting Governor Nyesom Wike at the Rivers State government house, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has met with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Both Wike and Makinde are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who belong to G5.


The G5 consist of PDP governors who are at loggerheads with the leadership of the PDP.

Aside from Wike and Makinde, Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) are members of G5.

When Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the PDP, campaigned in Oyo, he did not visit the government house.

While rreceiving the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, the Oyo State Governor declared that the people of the state will vote for a presidential candidate whose election will promote equity, justice and unity in Nigeria.

The governor spoke on Thursday when he received the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu, who paid a courtesy call on him on the sidelines of the party’s campaign rally in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

He urged Tinubu to feel free to campaign in the state, saying everything has been done to ensure the event is peaceful and hitch-free.

He said his administration believes in putting people first, stating that “political players will come and go, but the country will remain.”

Speaking on the position of the G-5 and the challenges rocking the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, Makinde said “If they have to choose between their individual aspiration and the unity of the country, they will choose Nigeria’s unity.”

He stated that the Integrity Group monitored the APC presidential primary that produced the former Lagos governor as a candidate, and commended the position taken by the Northern governors.

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