A political group in Oyo state, Atiku Victory Vanguard, (AVV) on Friday asked Governor Seyi Makinde to clarify his true position on Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the 2023 presidential election.
AVV in a statement by its media team said time has come for the governor to clear the air considering the recent denial of one of his aides that he (the governor) has nothing to do with the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“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,” it said.
AAV added, “We feel sorry for Gov 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 our principal, Elder Wole Oyelese has been vindicated in his assertion that Governor Makinde is surrounded by quite a number of people who do not mean well for him.
“No doubt, Dare Adeleke has consistently proved himself to be a liability to this administration and we do not wish to join issues with someone who has nothing to offer and who has never been objective in his reasoning if he ever does.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”.
The group stressed in the statement that “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.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”.