Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has received the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.
Atiku arrived the Oyo Government House in the company of his running mate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta State, around 11:46am.
The meeting, which essentially is to discuss the future of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections, took place in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Our Presidential Candidate, Alhaji @Atiku Abubakar and I just arrived in Oyo State for an interactive session with the Southwest PDP Stakeholders. #AtikuInOyo pic.twitter.com/5jrMkCzdXm
— Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (@IAOkowa) September 14, 2022
Govenor Makinde is one of the four governors that strongly supports Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike in his opposition to Atiku.
Instructively, one of the chieftains of the party in the Southwest and former Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George, was not at the meeting.
They were received at the Ibadan Airport, Alakia on behalf of the Governor by his Deputy Bayo Lawal with other top government functionaries.
Upon arrival at the Government House, Makinde led key members of the visiting delegation, including the PDP presidential candidate into a private room where a brief meeting held.
The meeting lasted barely 15 minutes with members of the National Working Committee (NWC).
There’s only ONE @OfficialPDPNig !
Oyo has spoken loud and clear !!! The leader of @OfficialPDPNig South West
Governor @seyiamakinde is fully ATIKULATED !
Atiku the Unifier 😂😂😂🙌🙌
— Emma ik Umeh (Tcee )🇳🇬 (@emmaikumeh) September 14, 2022
Upon emerging from the inner room, the Governor announced that the whole delegation would set out for Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall, opposite the University College Hospital, Ibadan where Atiku was billed to address Southwest delegates.
Some of the dignitaries at the Oyo Government House include Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Senator Dino Melaye, Senator Jumoke Akinjide, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Ex- Governors Ayodele Fayose, Olusegun Mimiko and Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
Other dignitaries at in attendance include: Osun Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Governorship candidates Ladi Adebutu (Ogun) and Jide Adediran (Lagos).
Others dignitaries are Eyitayo Jegede, Babangida Aliyu Muazu, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Elder Wole Oyelese among others.