Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has been advised to clarify his true position on the presidential ambition of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general election.
Atiku has been having a running battle with some governors, among whom is Makinde.
The PDP governors, led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, gave Atiku some conditions before they could support him.
One of the conditions given by the governors, who christened their group as G5, is that the National Chairman of the party, Senator Iyorcha Ayu, should resign.
A group within the PDP named, Atiku Victory Vanguard, has, however, enjoined Makinde to clarify his position on the presidential ambition of Atiku.
The group, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Thursday said that it was sorry for the governor and some of his aides for making unnecessary statements.
It added that Makinde is surrounded by people who have nothing to offer.
The group then advised Makinde to do away with some of his aides who have nothing to offer in his government.
“We feel sorry for governor Makinde over the reaction of the said aide to the well-intentioned advice of Elder Wole Oyelese, former Minister for Power and Steel to the Governor.
“We believe that his unwarranted and unreasonable vituperation only goes to show that Governor Makinde is indeed surrounded by a number of undesirable elements who he has no business accommodating.
“With all the documentary evidence both in the print and electronic media as regards Governor Makinde’s position not to support Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in his presidential bid, we believe our Principal does not deserve the uncultured attitude and language as contained in Dare’s release. The weak, puerile and dishonest defense which he put up only amounts to a great dis-service to Governor Makinde as he has succeeded in calling him a bad name.
“With the barefaced denial of the well-known position of Governor Makinde by Dare Adeleke, we believe the Nigerian public will be interested to know Governor Makinde’s true position on Atiku and his presidential ambition.
“Meanwhile, we wish to advise Governor Makinde to quickly dispense with individuals like Dare Adeleke who do not add any value to his administration and who have no decency of respect for elders. Nigerians and the people of Oyo state are waiting to hear from Governor Makinde”.