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G5: I Am Ready To End Rift With PDP, Atiku, Others – Makinde

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Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, has expressed readiness to mend the divide that exists between him, the PDP’s top officials, and Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate.

At the retreat organized for elected PDP officials on Saturday in Bauchi State, Makinde made this clear in his opening remarks.

The governor promised that the process of reconciliation will begin right away without naming anyone.

Makinde was one of the five governors of the PDP who demanded the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as a condition for supporting the presidential ambition of Atiku in the last election.

The G-5 governors was headed by former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike

Other members were former Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, and Samuel Ortom of Benue.

They argued that since Atiku is a northerner, as Mr Ayu, the latter should resign, to allow a southerner assume the position of national chairman.

Analysts, as well as some members of the PDP, believe Mr Ayu’s refusal to step aside as demanded by the governors, contributed largely to the party’s failure at the presidential poll

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