Governor Makinda Leaves WhatsApp PDP in Fury After Party Representative Challenged Him Over Insecurity
According to SaharaReporters, the crisis that rocked the head of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has taken on a new dimension.
Saturday night took on a different dimension when State Governor Seyi Makinde left the state’s official WhatsApp platform.
Party publicity secretary Akim Olatunji previously posted a video of alleged Fulani pastors attacking residents of Ayet, the headquarters of the local government district of North Ibarap, on a WhatsApp group.
The video asked the governor to take urgent action to save the population of Ayeta from the relentless attacks of the Fulani shepherds, but the governor was angry.
Olatunji commented on the video, saying, “This video went viral, but the authorities must confirm the claim. It is very urgent to process the message … “
Governor Makinda left the WhatsApp platform in anger around 10pm on Saturday.
Responding to the statement made by Olatunji, Makinde said at exactly 10:07 pm: “Whenever some idiots shoot (sic) a video, the government has to answer … I really don’t understand … it takes mature people. make a meaningful contribution to your platform. “
The Governor also reacted to another story regarding allegations of violence during the ongoing renewal / registration of members of the All-Progressive Congress (APC).
Olatunji also said, “Several people were injured while APC members fought to register in Oyo State.”
Asked Governor Makinda; “What does this mean for the official PDP platform?”
So he left the platform.
His departure was followed by comments from other group members, some of whom said they were disappointed with the governor’s intolerance.
“I am very disappointed, sir, we do not expect this from you.
“It can be difficult for leaders who lack housing to build goodwill with others,” the Honorable said. Samuel Okunlade, President of Orelope Local Government, Igboho.
But Kunle Yusuf, the Governor’s Special Adviser for Sustainable Development Goals, addressed Okunlada with the words, “Please, let’s stay out of the problem, we must be careful with the information we share through this channel.”
However, a certain Gbade Adediran took Kunle Yusuf, telling him that it is important to speak the truth in power and that the people on the platform must act maturely.
He said; “I agree (sic) with you, but sometimes we have to speak the truth, we just need mature people on this platform, we have to respect ourselves, Ajurawalo ti ijakadi ko.”
Meanwhile, the head of the NDP in the state of Bola Akiniemi said the party’s executive council, led by Alhaji Kunmi Mustafa, was not helping Makinda succeed, saying that the governor was told only what the clique thought. you have to listen and not the truth.
On Saturday, Akinemi was a guest of Aanuoluwapo Omorinde on Bottom Line, a political program on IBR 92.5FM Ibadan.
According to him, “the executive is telling us that those people who sacrificed everything to get the governor to appear should be expelled from the party simply because he had a photo of Eddie Olafeso? Isn’t Eddie Olafeso a member of the NDP? “
He went on to say, “The fact that Taiwo Iyola was photographed with Eddie Olafeso is not an insult to the governor. My brother, the governor, needs to open up. He’s gone yet, and I’m afraid for him. This is not a discovery. These days, the governor is being cocooned and you cannot talk to the governor however you want. What’s wrong with the governor calling his president (Iiola Taiwo)?
“Who photographed Alhaji Bisi Olopoenia with Eddie Olafeso in the living room, is this anti-party activity? Alhaji Olopoenia not in the NDP? Isn’t Eddie Olafeso on the PDP? I am not worried about the personal black grouse of Alhaji Olopoenia and Governor Makinda. I don’t know how and when it started, and it would be foolish for me to interfere with the fact that I don’t know when it started, but we say that this person was present at the meeting in the NDP house. head, the governor called these presidents to tell them where we are going?
“It was the same Eddie Olafeso that the governor used to take over the NDP structure a few years ago and who forced the former governor (Rashid) Ladoja to leave the party, so if the governor has problems with the same person today, they should fix it. “
He advised the governor to urgently rearrange the cabinet taking into account experienced politicians.
“As I said on the radio, I wish the governor had someone versatile to serve as his special political adviser so that a lot of problems were taken off his neck.”
Regarding Makinda’s authority on the street, he advised him not to get carried away, pointing out that the former governor, known for his popularity, lost elections twice.
“How many of those who wave to the governor in the street have voting cards,” he replied.
“It is usually a failure of the political calculation if we have people in Oyo State who are not queuing up for Governor Seyi Makinda, which is why I tell you that in terms of infrastructure, Governor Makinde is doing great, but politically. what to do wrong.
“They make the governor feel what they want him to hear, not what he should hear.
“One of the success stories of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akal is Dr. Saka Balogun. He met him in the evening and Bayo told him that everything you did in the morning was yours. This cannot be, and he will explain everything to him.
“Unfortunately, there is no one in this government who would help my brother, the governor, in this. Everyone just says that this is what Oga wants. Not! It doesn’t always happen that this has to be what Oga wants. “
Referring to how even the State Executive Council allegedly does not help the governor, he referred to the council’s seeming indifference to the actual efforts at reconciliation within the party.
“There is a party charter, and let me tell you that the members of the state executive board do not help Governor Seiya Makinda at all,” he said.
When asked to be frank, he asked, “What have they done to unite the wounded giants within the party to resolve the party crisis?”
When reminded of the role played by the Party’s Executive Council in the reconciliation committee led by Saka Balogun, he dismissed the suit, saying, “The reconciliation committee report was submitted about five months ago, what did he do?”