A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and member representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State, Hon. Busayo Wole Oke, has said the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, remains the best person that should lead the PDP in the South West going by norms and tradition as the only sitting governor in the zone
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, Oke stated that by convention and practices, Makinde, “who is the only PDP governor in the South West, emerges as leader of the zone” and no loyal and committed member of the PDP family should challenge the noble arrangement in the overall interest of the party except for selfish interest.
Explaining why Makinde should be the leader, Oke reeled out what qualifies him to hold that position.
According to him: “Aside convention and practices, he brings on board decency, finesse, humility, decorum, he cares and love his fellow party men.
“He’s educated, deep and exposed.
“He has lot of experience and was a core professional before coming into power.
“We can gain a lot from him.”
While cautioning party members and leaders against interfering in this position, the lawmaker said: “Anybody grandstanding is on his own.
“The party is greater than anybody.”
The lawmaker, who is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, urged leaders from the zone to support Makinde’s leadership for progress and unity of the party ahead of the 2023 general election.
There had been a controversy in the recent time on who should be the leader of the party in the zone in the recent time.