‘We’ve Learned Bitter Lessons’ — Makinde Vows PDP Will ‘Fight’ To Win Ondo Guber Election

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) learned important lessons from the 2020 governorship election in Ondo State.

Makinde addressed Ondo PDP stakeholders at the party’s headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

He emphasized the need for unity within the party leading up to the election.

“We have learned from the last governorship election. Actually, you learn more when you fail than when you succeed. So, we learned bitter lessons,” Makinde said.

In the October 2020 election, Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP candidate at the time, lost to the late Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Akeredolu passed away in office last December and was succeeded by Lucky Aiyedatiwa, who will complete his term.

Makinde stressed that winning the governorship election in the south-west state will not be easy, and the PDP will have to work hard to secure victory.

“For the benefit of everybody, the governorship election in Ondo State is not going to be handed over to anybody. It will be a fight. As PDP, we will fight,” Makinde said.

“If, in the past four years ago, we had that division within us that allowed the seat to slip away from us.

“At this time, we are united, and we will stay united all the way to the election. So this is a time for us to come together.”

Makinde called for unity among party members noting that winning the governorship election in Ondo should be their focus.

“We may actually disagree on a few things, but from our own situation in Oyo state. Yes, we have disagreements, but we’re solving our problems even as we speak,” Makinde said.

“We’re not solving it outside. We’re solving it right inside the government house.

“So, if you disagree, it’s normal. But let us win the government house and then all the areas of disagreement we will keep addressing it. We can only share success, failure is difficult to share.

“So, by God’s grace, we shall be successful in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.