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We’ll support whoever emerges PDP Presidential Candidate – Makinde

Oyo State Governor ,Engineer Seyi Makinde says leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will rally behind whoever emerges the party’s presidential candidate after its presidential primaries.

He stated this at the Presidential Lodge of the Oyo State Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, when Akwa Ibom State governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of the PDP, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, met with party delegates from the South-West geopolitical zone.

According to him, all stakeholders in the party would support whoever God gives to the party and also work together to rescue Nigeria adding that the meeting was PDP’s way of strengthening internal democracy.

He said that the  party has left the old order whereby delegates would be ignored by aspirants who would only seek godfathers’ endorsements.

Speaking at the Government House shortly after receiving the Akwa Ibom State governor,governor Makinde commended PDP leaders and delegates for strengthening democracy within the party and the country.

He said:”This exercise is geared towards strengthening our internal democracy. “Otherwise, if it were to follow the old order, you won’t even come to meet the delegates. “You will go somewhere while some godfathers will endorse you and that will be all. But this is not the situation today.
“This is PDP and after we have chosen the flagbearer, we are also still going to work together to rescue Nigeria. “We will support whoever God has decided to give to us at this moment.

Addressing the delegates,Governor Udom Emmanuel solicited the support of the delegates, noting that he has the capacity and the prerequisite knowledge to turn around the dwindling fortunes of the country.
He declared that the next Nigerian president should be capable of lifting its economy from the morass, adding that as a governor who has demonstrated capacity at the sub-national level, Nigerians should trust him to do well as president.

Iyabo Adebisi

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