Michael Lana, the Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) nominee for governor in Oyo State, resigned and supported incumbent Governor Seyi Makinde for re-election.
This was disclosed was made by Lana to the media on Tuesday in Ibadan. Contrary to rumours in some quarters that the former Attorney-General of Oyo had endorsed another candidate, Lana said Makinde remained the greatest option for the state at this important moment.
Makinde, who is nearing the end of his term in office, is running for reelection on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform, which helped him win that position in 2019.
“After several consultations, we resolved that the best thing for Oyo state right now is to align ourselves with a really progressive candidate. We were in fact captured by an emotional statement by a 70-year-old woman who said Governor Seyi Makinde not only paid her pensions promptly but also took care of the aged women and men during covid-19 pandemic.
“This is the trait of a person that has set out to write his name in history and ensure an upliftment of the downtrodden in our state.
“After discussions with him, we decided that His Excellency Emeritus, Engr Seyi Makinde needs help from all capable hands within and outside the state to achieve his dreams for our state and we have to assist him in doing this.
“We have therefore, resolved to inform all our teeming supporters to vote massively for his Excellency, Engr Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” Lana stated.
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