Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said on Thursday, that leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will rally behind anyone that eventually emerges the party’s presidential candidate after its presidential primaries.
According to him, all stakeholders in the party will support whoever God gives to the party and also work together to rescue Nigeria.
The governor 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, Udom Emmanuel, met with party delegates from the South-West geopolitical zone.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying 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.
The statement further indicated that the governor had earlier been screened by PDP Governorship Screening Committee for the South-West geopolitical zone.
The 7-member screening committee, headed by a former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, had equally screened other
PDP governorship aspirants across Oyo, Ogun and Lagos states, at the South-West PDP Zonal Office, Old Bodija, Ibadan.