Oyo Guber 2023: Arapaja Out burst, Yekini Adeojo’s advice came at the right time— Oludamilola ALA
The Just concluded 2023 Governorship Election in Oyo state where Engr Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde was re elected for second term is a sweet Victory for leaders and Members People’s Democratic who work in the day and night.
Kudos to electorates who are the real game changer because it’s practically impossible for any political party to record that resounding victory with the support of members of the public.The Seyi Makinde Government and policies centred on people who are ultimate winner.
Prior to the March 18th Governorship and State House of Assembly election there was drama and threat by the opposition party in the state coupled with the series of defection and realignment by political big wigs who think they are superior than people’s choice.
The outburst of Former Deputy Governor of Oyo State and PDP National Vice Chairman South Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja on popular radio station in Ibadan was really gear up people of Oyo state and especially Ibadan that no one has Monopoly of knowledge.Although some fault the presentation of Alhaji Arapaja but in politics those outburst are necessary to save the party from humiliation and trap(Pakute) used by Governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress Senator Teslim Folarin
Arapaja outburst is intentional and the message is clear for people to understand.This actually helps to drop weight of the political impostors otherwise known as God father’s and equally encourage people to vote Governor who according to him as performed excellently well.When we talk of Ibadan and Oyo state politics Alh Taofeek Arapaja is calm and has deep experienced about the game.
As Arapaja radio interview still trending a Respected Ibadan born Chief and Former PDP National Vice Chairman South Alhaji Yekini Adeojo also granted an interview where he advised the aggrieved members of the PDP to please sheath their swords and Support Seyi Makinde re- election
The elder statesman who is among the founding fathers of PDP in Nigeria and Oyo state also blamed Governor Makinde on some of his attitude and encourage him to extend hands of love to aggrieved members.The analysis of Seriki Adini of Yoruba land Chief Yekini Adeojo also doused tension and earn him more respect especially for not supporting any side but play the elderly role in his comments.
Whether we like it or not,APC and his Guber Candidate are tough opponent that must be handle with high level of Seriousness so as to defeat progressive fold. Like popular slogan “Pressure Tiwa” There’s pressure for PDP before the poll especially when the APC won three senatorial districts ,Eight House of Representatives members coupled with the crisis that erupted few days to election in Ibadan south East which claimed 4 lives of people also created tension that nearly caused voter apathy.
APC were in high spirit and desperate to win the Governorship poll by all possible means as its expected by any political party but electorates who are the direct benefactors of various programmes and projects under Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration through Omituntun 1:0 becomes the game changer and make the difference
The results of the Governorship and state house of Assembly Election which gave the PDP Candidate Engr Seyi Makinde the majority votes of 563,756 to defeat his rival from APC Senator Teslim Folarin who polled 256,685 to be elected for the second term.The victory is beyond party strength it’s a way in which electorates shown to reward the good job done by the Seyi Makinde government in the last 46 months
Oludamilola Oluwole-ALA writes from Ibadan south East Local government