We are forming alliance against APC in Oyo- Seyi Makinde
Social Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in the last general election in Oyo state Engr Oluseyi Makinde on Saturday confirmed meeting with Senator Rashidi Ladoja, National Leader of Accord Party and leaders of other opposition parties in the state to for alliance against APC in subsequent elections
The Ibadan born philanthropist and founder of Omititun foundation who featured on a live radio programm in Ibadan said “I have met Senator Ladoja on the need to come together. This is because during the last election, it was the opposition that against APC . APC won with 36 per cent of the votes. This is not really convincing but then, our constitution allows this.
“So, I have met Senator Ladoja and we are talking seriously with others. The bottom line is that we are seeking to serve the people of the state, this is why we are in politics. This means we should learn to put our differences aside.”
“The 2015 election has come and gone but the golden lessons learnt are many. In the first place, I know there is need for us to start early. We also need to consult widely. In addition, we should allow the voices of the people to be heard.
We have to be ready to make sacrifices in the interest of the people. People are out there dying, people cannot send their children to school because of poverty, salaries are not being paid. We need to come together as one to fight the extreme poverty ravaging the state”.
While speaking on Local government election in the state, Makinde suggested that the opposition should come together and prevail on the aggrieved party against who created legal roadblocks against the conduct of Local government election in the state ‘ we have to talk to them and make out of court settlement, with this Governor Ajimobi will not have any excuse on why the election cannot be conducted.
“We must settle out of court. This is the only way the much desired local government election can happen in Oyo State. I do not think the ruling All Progressives Congress is sincere about conducting the election. I don’t care if APC wins all the seats but the election should hold. We are simply being taken for a ride.”