We must stop APC in 2023, Makinde tells PDP members
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State had implored members of the Peoples Democratic Party across the nation to come together and end the reign of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the coming general elections in 2023.
He made the disclosure in Ibadan while receiving his counterpart, Governor Nyesom Wike, from Rivers State, who paid him a courtesy visit.
Wike was accompanied to Ibadan by a former Governor of Rivers State, Celestine Omehia; former Deputy Speakers of the House of Representatives, Chinudom Nwuche and Austin Opara as well as the former Presidential Adviser on Amnesty Office, Mr Timi Alaibe.
While speaking during the visitation, Makinde said Nigerians had suffered much in the hands of APC in the last seven years.
He added that Nigeria went into recession two times within the period under review.
He then called on Wike and other governors on the platform of PDP to rise and rescue the country from APC in 2023.
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Makinde, also called for unity among the PDP members, saying it remains the only way to defeat APC.
He also maintained that the population is growing at an alarming rate, saying that the time to rescue Nigeria from the APC is now.
“The unity, especially that of the governors of our party is paramount and most of the successes we have recorded so far are really because we are together.
“This is a year we have to make serious decisions, because whatever we do and whatever the outcome is, Nigerians will have to live with that for the next four years.
“The past seven years have been a real disaster. If you look at the data, an economy that was growing at the rate of 5 to 6 per cent yearly before then suddenly became poor.
“We went into recession and we thought we were coming out but still went into another recession.
“Meanwhile, the population is also growing at an alarming rate. So, just like our party has been pushing, this is the time to rescue Nigeria. We have a serious role to play in that effort”.