AS the race for who succeeds incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi hots up, politicians in Oyo State have started reconciling their differences.
They want to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oil magnate, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has reportedly held talks with some political leaders in the state. “It has been on for long. It is like forging a merger ahead of 2019,” an inside source explained, though unsure of the party to be adopted for the purpose.
InsideOyo gathered that the meeting, which took place few weeks ago in one of the towns in Oke-ogun part of the state, had in attendance factional leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Honourable Muraina Ajibola, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, Sen. Hosea Ayoola and Barr. Sharafadeen Alli, who was Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala’s running mate in 2015 governorship election.
Makinde and the trio of Akande-Adeola, Ayoola and Ajibola, who now chairs a faction of the party in the state, were together in PDP until the 2015 primaries which was decided in favour of Sen. Teslim Folarin. While Makinde opted for little known SDP, the duo worked with Folarin.
The source, though not sure, said they may likely settle for another party and Makinde as the candidate as “the crises bedevilling PDP may not be resolved any time soon.”