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Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by dre11(m): 8:08am On Dec 20, 2020
Former governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has publicly criticised the Oyo governor over some of the latter’s actions as the leader of the South-West PDP.

Recently, the party in the region formed parallel and controversial reconciliation committees to address the leadership crisis rocking it.

Back at home, Makinde appears to be having issues with his deputy and some party leaders in the state. This is coming barely two years after the PDP returned to power in the Pacesetter State.

The party had played the opposition role for almost a decade before it reclaimed power in 2019 owing to the crisis that plagued the then ruling All Progressives Congress.

Makinde, who was the candidate of the PDP in 2019, was reportedly helped by some party leaders to wrest power from the late Abiola Ajimobi-led APC government.

Aside from the support from his party men, he formed a coalition with some political parties in the state to coast to victory.

He also formed an alliance with former Governor Rashidi Ladoja, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin and other aspirants, who stepped down their governorship ambitions to support him to defeat the APC candidate, Adebayo Adelabu.

Adelabu recently admitted he lost the election due to the influence of Ladoja and others who backed Makinde during the poll.

But shortly after the electoral triumph, the PDP started showing signs of crisis. There were muted grumblings in the party in less than a year after Makinde took over the mantle of leadership in the state.

The initial media reports that Makinde had sidelined his deputy, Olaniyan, were said to have been a fabrication from the camp of the APC aimed at causing disaffection between the governor and his deputy.

Aside from Olaniyan, other PDP chieftains were reportedly aggrieved over allegations of being sidelined by the governor.

Although the governor and the deputy have yet to admit that there is a rift between them, the report of the PDP Elders Steering Committee headed by a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, Dr Saka Balogun, which has gone viral on the Internet, gave the indication that the governor’s popularity among party leaders in the state might have waned.

Stakeholders said the governor knew this and set up the committee for the purpose of reconciling aggrieved party leaders.

But the report of the committee became a public document after it was submitted.

The committee was said to have been set up by the governor in June and members of the committee were Alhaja Mutiat Ladoja; Chief Jumoke Akinjide; Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke who was the secretary; and others.

In the leaked report, the deputy governor was quoted to have complained that the governor had relegated him in the government and had completely forgotten about the promises he made to him during the election.

The deputy governor, according to the report, is not the only one complaining about Makinde’s style of leadership.

A former Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Mulikat Akande-Adeola; former Deputy Governor, Azim Gbolarumi; former Minister of Power and Steel, Wole Oyelese; a prominent PDP leader in Ibadan, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan, as well as leaders from the various zones in the state, expressed dissatisfaction with the governor.

The report read in part, “He (deputy governor) complained bitterly about being oblivious about the running of the government. He said the governor has completely forgotten about the promises he made to him during the election. He said that the governor has treated him in the most unfair, unjust and unkind manner.

“He complained that the governor only gave him few portfolios and he has not given him more since then. He also feels that Senator Agboola Halleluyah is more relevant than him in the government.”

A former majority leader of the House of Representatives also complained that Makinde had relegated her in the affairs of the party.

The report further read, “She (Mulikat Adeola) feels that the governor has treated her poorly, unjustly and unfairly. She said that the governor has exalted Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi above her in Ogbomoso and that is detrimental to her numerous followers. She wants to know why the governor only listens and gives access to only Senator Halleluyah.”

Gbolarumi was quoted to have told the committee that although he was not angry with the governor, Makinde should create the opportunity for both of them to meet regularly for the progress and development of the state and the party.

The former deputy governor, when contacted by our correspondent, expressed surprise that the report of the committee was leaked to the public.

He refused to comment on the report saying, “It is a family affair. We don’t want any public intervention in this matter. We don’t want to destroy our party.”

However, Olopoeyan, who also expressed surprise over the leakage of the report, confirmed that the committee came to him and other leaders listed in the report.

He said his comments to the committee were contained in the report in circulation. He added that the committee went to the deputy governor and he ( Olaniyan) told them his mind.

Olopoeyan said, “If you read the report, you will understand that the governor himself set up the committee for reconciliation purpose. He knows he has not done well. The committee went round and met with various party leaders from all over the state. The complaint is the same everywhere.

“My concern now is who leaked the report. The committee submitted the report to the governor himself so why is it now in the public domain if the governor wants to act on the recommendations? After getting the report of the committee, what I believe he should do is to begin to take steps to address the issues raised. Could it be the governor himself that leaked the report?


“I know that the PDP is strong in the state and the crisis will be resolved. But any party in crisis is bound to lose elections. The APC lost in 2019 in Oyo State because of their crisis. Former President Goodluck Jonathan also lost in 2015 because of the crisis in the party. That is why we need to act fast to resolve the crisis.”

The committee observed that the party was in disarray in the Ibarapa East Local Government Area which is the home base of the Speaker, Adebo Ogundoyin, until its members stepped in and reconciled them.

They also said some reconciliatory work was done in Ogbomoso, where the chairman of the committee comes from.

In the report, the committee, however, recommended that, “The governor should personally reach out to some leaders. The governor should not allow external factors to penetrate other local governments. One major problem we observed from all local governments is that there are too many external factors prying into the affairs of other local governments. There are some leaders who are leveraging the access they have with the governor to create faction and division in local governments different from theirs.

“A general trend shows that so many of the party leaders are not given or placed at the right place within the party, either at the state level or local level. Many of the appointees of the governor have unduly arrogated to themselves leadership of their various respective local governments and have seemed to relegate the identified party leaders.

“The party members at the grass roots complained that the lack of funds at the local government councils is denying and robbing them of enjoying the benefits of being party members of the government in power. The governor should look into funding the local councils more appropriately.

“A little twist or adjustment in the style of administration of the governor will gladden the heart of many. In fact, this will make it more difficult for some leaders who arrogate to themselves the exclusive rights or privilege to advise or influence the governor on certain issues. This is a serious matter of perception rather than fact. But perception often drives human actions or reactions. Without his authorisation or knowledge, some political leaders who claim to enjoy the confidence of the governor use his name to perpetuate personal vendetta.”

The Chairman of the committee, Balogun, when contacted on the authenticity of the viral report, said he could not authenticate such because he did not know where journalists got the report from.

Balogun said, “I don’t know. I know that the report of the committee which was submitted to the governor was signed by all the members except the member who was not around. I am not in the position to authenticate the report which has gone viral. It was not authorised, we did not send any report to the press. I cannot comment on the authenticity of the report you saw.”

When asked about efforts being made by him as a member of the BoT of the PDP to save the party from disintegration, Balogun said, “We are doing our best and I hope our best will be good enough to sustain the relevance and guarantee us success in the 2023 elections.”

The media aide to the deputy governor, Mr Omolere Omoetan, when asked to comment on whether the complaints credited to his boss in the report was true, he said he had not been able to speak with his boss on the matter.

Makinde’s media aide, Mr Taiwo Adisa, also refused to comment on the report. He directed our correspondent to the deputy governor.

However, the crisis may have taken a new dimension as the campaign posters of the deputy governor for the 2023 governorship poll have surfaced in the state.

Olaniyan promptly distanced himself from the campaign for Oke Ogun to produce the next governor in 2023, saying he could not be thinking of contesting when he and his boss had not gone halfway with the mandate given to them by the electorate.

In what appears to be a veiled response to the complaints of the aggrieved party leaders, Makinde had while inaugurating a new commissioner, Ayansiju Lawal, on Tuesday, appealed to the aggrieved party men that they would soon be taken care of.

The governor said, “I like to also take this opportunity to tell some of our people that are still angry because the goodies have not gotten to them; patience is the watchword. It will get to them; we will keep moving. Surely, as the opportunity presents itself, we will bring people on board.

“We are much concerned about the legacy we want to leave for the people. We also want to set a standard where Oyo State can truly be the pacesetter in the comity of states in Nigeria.”

However, analysts are of the opinion that the incendiary comments being made by some persons who claim to be close to the governor should be stopped to forestall further crisis in the ruling party.

They also said that the muted grumblings of the aggrieved party leaders should be promptly addressed in order to forestall an implosion which might cost the party the governorship seat in 2023.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Diran Odeyemi, when contacted told our correspondent that none of the parties had reported the issue to the national headquarters of the party.

Odeyemi said it was good that the governor observed that there was a crisis and had set up the committee to proffer solution to the problems.

He said, “There has not been any official report from the parties concerned against Governor Seyi Makinde. Since the governor is the one that observed there was a crisis and set up the committee to look into the issue, the party believes that since he knows that there is a problem, he should know the solution to it. The committee has submitted its report and I believe there are things they recommended, the governor should act on the issues.

“We still believe it is an internal misunderstanding that could be resolved by the governor. We believe that the solution to the problems has been given to him and he will handle it as a leader.”

Political pundits are of the view that how the governor addresses the crises in the state and that of the region will determine his future as the leader of the PDP in the South-West.


https://punchng.com/makinde-deputys-rift-deepens-south-west-pdps-crisis/

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Driedfish: 8:35am On Dec 20, 2020
Meow meow


Just like my cat is fighting for his interest, na so this political jobbers day fight for their own interest.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Exc2000: 8:36am On Dec 20, 2020
Makinde fighting someone more politically powerful than him

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by INCREDIBLE007(m): 8:38am On Dec 20, 2020
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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by olahero(m): 8:38am On Dec 20, 2020
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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by AkalaJ: 8:39am On Dec 20, 2020
Makinde is clearly not a good human resource manager. How long has he been in PDP that he's having issues with other PDP leaders and factions in the SW including his state, and now his deputy? He should be careful because he might need these people later. He should not forget how difficult it was for him to become governor without the support of others.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Marylandissa: 8:39am On Dec 20, 2020
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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by ProMade33: 8:40am On Dec 20, 2020
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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by happney65: 8:40am On Dec 20, 2020
They are all greedy ass murdafuccckers..All these people complaining are not happy they are not allowed to share the money after they have been paid before election.. Olopoeniyan or what does he call himself has been every month for years even before seyi got into government..Seyi gives him money monthly for his support for years as a party member.likewise sponsoring Ileya and Itunu awe festivities in his house now when he got into government you still expect to call the shots?Rubbish.They still wanted to be given money at the expense of the people

They are angry that seyi brought in technocrats and not politicians to help run his government..stupid ass politicians who know nothing but to embezzle money..

The other day they went into sadness when they saw Ladoja with seyi visiting the Ashaplt plant abandoned for years and made resuscitated by seyi..They thought Ladoja also has issue with seyi.. useless people.. The funniest is even Lanleyin that cannot even win his local government. His party got 3 commissioner post yet he is not satisfied.

If an election is conducted today,Seyi will still beat them handsdown..Awon oniyeye.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Cubana04: 8:41am On Dec 20, 2020
Their problem

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by SaintLucia: 8:41am On Dec 20, 2020
Makinde problem deepened when he refused to pick his mother's call till she died. They have to force his mother's door open only to discovered that mama is gone. He play politics with everything in the name of populism. The deputy governor and co should chill for now cos a man that refused to pick his mother's call will not see anything important in you.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Fabkimzzy1: 8:42am On Dec 20, 2020
This audio governor again!

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by daleehat: 8:42am On Dec 20, 2020
dre11:



https://punchng.com/makinde-deputys-rift-deepens-south-west-pdps-crisis/

Makinde was a well packaged scam sold to Oyo people, PDP itself is the biggest scam threatening the existence of NIGERIA

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Faller: 8:43am On Dec 20, 2020
Mbok

That Story is too long.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by seunmsg(m): 8:48am On Dec 20, 2020
Now I understand why Ladoja is now romancing Tinubu. Makinde don dey do dem shege. Our political elites don’t learn from the mistakes of others. Once they get into office, they immediately get power drunk and start believing in their own invincibility forgetting it was a coalition of political power brokers that brought them into office.

If Makinde is not careful, he would end up a one term governor. He’s barely over a year in office and he’s already having issues with those that worked tirelessly for him to win. If things continue like this, he won’t survive what they will throw at him in 2023.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Funlag: 8:48am On Dec 20, 2020
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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Exc2000: 8:52am On Dec 20, 2020
SaintLucia:
Makinde problem deepened when he refused to pick his mother's call till she died. They have to force his mother's door opened only to discovered that mama is gone. He play politics with everything in the name of populism. The deputy governor and co should chill for now cos a man that refused to pick his mother's call will not see anything important in you.


If you watched his mother's interview you would know she doesn't rate him highly, the woman is blunt


.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Ibadanboyy: 9:03am On Dec 20, 2020
They are all fighting for thier selfish interest. Thief them.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by shugabasbn: 9:08am On Dec 20, 2020
Let them fight Wella all na wash. They don't even give damn of masses but their pockets.

Like Kwara like Oyo

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by greensandy: 9:09am On Dec 20, 2020
Exc2000:



If you watched his mother's interview you would know she doesn't rate him highly, the woman is blunt


.

Please can you send me the link to his Mum's interview. I didn't know the guy is callous.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by kayjay69(m): 9:10am On Dec 20, 2020
No rifts, only quarrels due to money not shared evenly and control of the party structure.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by ThreeBlackBird: 9:11am On Dec 20, 2020
SaintLucia:
Makinde problem deepened when he refused to pick his mother's call till she died. They have to force his mother's door open only to discovered that mama is gone. He play politics with everything in the name of populism. The deputy governor and co should chill for now cos a man that refused to pick his mother's call will not see anything important in you.

Writing this, I am a hundred percent sure you've never held a leadership position all your life.

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by happney65: 9:13am On Dec 20, 2020
seunmsg:
Now I understand why Ladoja is now romancing Tinubu. Makinde don dey do dem shege. Our political elites don’t learn from the mistakes of others. Once they get into office, they immediately get power drunk and start believing in their own invincibility forgetting it was a coalition of political power brokers that brought them into office.

If Makinde is not careful, he would end up a one term governor. He’s barely over a year in office and he’s already having issues with those that worked tirelessly for him to win. If things continue like this, he won’t survive what they will throw at him in 2023.

https://mobile.twitter.com/seyiamakinde/status/1339637315925323777

https://theeagleonline.com.ng/makinde-fulfilling-my-dream-in-oyo-ladoja/

I can see you are in Kosovo and you did not see how and why seyi and Ladoja visited a brain child of Ladoja,that was abandoned by previous administrations and brought back to life by seyi You people will die in severe pains..you never see anything

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by OfficialAPCNig: 9:15am On Dec 20, 2020
daleehat:


Makinde was a well packaged scam sold to Oyo people, PDP itself is the biggest scam threatening the existence of NIGERIA
You must be Yoruba moslem

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by innamm(m): 9:17am On Dec 20, 2020
happney65:
They are all greedy ass murdafuccckers..All these people complaining are not happy they are not allowed to share the money after they have been paid before election.. Olopoeniyan or what does he call himself has been every month for years even before seyi got into government..Seyi gives him money monthly for his support for years as a party member.likewise sponsoring Ileya and Itunu awe festivities in his house now when he got into government you still expect to call the shots?Rubbish.They still wanted to be given money at the expense of the people

They are angry that seyi brought in technocrats and not politicians to help run his government..stupid ass politicians who know nothing but to embezzle money..

The other day they went into sadness when they saw Ladoja with seyi visiting the Ashaplt plant abandoned for years and made resuscitated by seyi..They thought Ladoja also has issue with seyi.. useless people.. The funniest is even Lanleyin that cannot even win his local government. His party got 3 commissioner post yet he is not satisfied.

If an election is conducted today,Seyi will still beat them handsdown..Awon oniyeye.


you are on point,before election most of this people collected money from him to work for him and are still expecting to be honoured with more...they are all jokers

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by SAMTOBIJU(m): 9:17am On Dec 20, 2020
So you compose this long epistle because of Makinde. It is obvious you are sponsored to write this gibberish. Makinde is doing well, he might not be perfect but is score card is above average. Oyo people like him. You can wait till 2027 because no space @ Agodi government house for now

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by IYANGBALI: 9:19am On Dec 20, 2020
What the deputy governor did is very bad, how can you be sleeping with the wife of your bus? It’s not good now

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by SAMTOBIJU(m): 9:20am On Dec 20, 2020
happney65:
They are all greedy ass murdafuccckers..All these people complaining are not happy they are not allowed to share the money after they have been paid before election.. Olopoeniyan or what does he call himself has been every month for years even before seyi got into government..Seyi gives him money monthly for his support for years as a party member.likewise sponsoring Ileya and Itunu awe festivities in his house now when he got into government you still expect to call the shots?Rubbish.They still wanted to be given money at the expense of the people

They are angry that seyi brought in technocrats and not politicians to help run his government..stupid ass politicians who know nothing but to embezzle money..

The other day they went into sadness when they saw Ladoja with seyi visiting the Ashaplt plant abandoned for years and made resuscitated by seyi..They thought Ladoja also has issue with seyi.. useless people.. The funniest is even Lanleyin that cannot even win his local government. His party got 3 commissioner post yet he is not satisfied.

If an election is conducted today,Seyi will still beat them handsdown..Awon oniyeye.
. Are you minding them. God bless you for your writeup jare. He did teachers recruitment, majority of those employed are on merit unlike the past administration. Makinde till 2027, if the are not cool with it, they can go and suck denrele's dick

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Re: Makinde, Deputy’s Rift Deepens South-West PDP’s Crisis by Onuoha1234(m): 9:21am On Dec 20, 2020
Why do we gloat because of perceived internal matters within political parties? Is politics all that matters in this moment of paiñ in the country?

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