Gov Makinde Denies Dumping PDP For ADC
The chief Press secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo has dismissed as fake news the report that the governor is about to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
A chieftain of the PDP had told a news platform that the switch is imminent.
Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary dubbed the news as fake.
Makinde at the moment is the leader of the South West PDP and thus unthinkable that he would jump ship.
But a PDP chieftain who spoke with Daily Post claimed the governor wanted to leave PDD owing to certain disagreement between him and other leaders of the party.
He said that the governor would be joining the ADC as he has been engaging with chieftains of the party like Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu, a former Speaker in the State to have a smooth defection to ADC.
“Yes, you will see, he will soon leave the party. He is going to ADC. I am telling you, he will leave the PDP soon.
“He has been talking to those in ADC. I am telling you that he will soon leave PDP. After the local government election, he will leave PDP, the source told Daily Post.
Earlier report said Makinde quit the WhatsApp platform of the Oyo State PDP on Saturday after the Publicity Secretary of the party, Akeem Olatunji, demanded an explanation over a viral video.
His exit was followed by comments by other participants in the group, with some saying they were disappointed that the governor could be so intolerant.
But in a statement on Sunday, Adisa warned against raising false security alarms in Ibarapaland and Oke Ogun in the form of fake audio and video posts on social media in the state.
He equally warned purveyors of fake information to desist from such act so as not to plunge the state into crisis, stating that the after-effects of fake videos, false alarms and fake news could be disastrous.