The Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde joined his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts on Tuesday, July 11, for a crucial meeting.
The meeting is the first for the PDP Governors after the 2023 general elections.
Makinde’s attendance at the meeting is significant due to the fallout within the party regarding the breakaway G5 group which worked against the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 elections.
Governor Makinde was part of the G5 which reportedly worked for President Bola Tinubu who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The G5 was led by the immediate past Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The meeting held at the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s lodge, Asokoro, Abuja has in attendance Governors Umo Eno (Akwa Ibom), Dauda Lawal (Zamfara), Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa), Bassey Otu (Cross River), Siminalayi Fubara (Rivers) as well as Seyi Makinde (Oyo).
The PDP Governors are expected to discuss ways of resolving the pre and post-election crisis rocking the party at their meeting.
An earlier statement by the Director General of the PDP Governors’ Forum, C.I.D. Maduabum said the meeting will also discuss the state of the nation, especially recent developments in the country, politically, socially, and economically.
“The meeting will deliberate on the state of the Forum, the party, and the role of governors in stabilizing PDP and the nation. In addition, the new leadership of the Forum may likely unfold their unity and progressive agenda during the meeting,” he added.