Ahead of the forthcoming Governorship election in Osun State, the member representing Obokun/ Oriade Federal Constituency of the State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Hon Busayo Oluwole Oke on Sunday counselled the aggrieved members and stakeholders of the Party in the state to put an end to unguarded comments
about the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday by the lawmaker who is also the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts
He cautioned that rather than attacking the Governor, members and other stakeholders should remain calm, focused and prayerful to record unfettered victory in the state gubernatorial election slated for July this year.
Hon Oke was speaking against the background of rancid remarks and virulent attacks against the person and personality of Governor Makinde, whom he referred to as an astute and pragmatic party leader.
According to him, “recently, l have observed flood of criticism towards the door post of Governor Makinde over his action or inaction on the evolving PDP matters in Osun State, which is uncalled for, unwarranted, misplaced and misdirected
“I can not understand how Governor Makinde has in anyway constituted a cog in the wheel of progress of our great party and indeed Osun state “
Hon Oke who appraised the seeming crisis within the party clarified that such issues often arise as a build up towards election, particularly the all important Governorship election.
According to him, “All the real and perceived problems within PDP in the state are not beyond amicable resolution and I commend our elders and leaders for their meaningful mediation which is already yielding fruitful results
“I consider our problem or do I say matter as local and domestic which can and will be resolved domestically, therefore, let us be civil, couth and display maturity in the use of words
“Beyond politics, let us see and embrace ourselves as brothers and sisters in dealing with one another in order to collectively build a virile PDP, capable of winning all the elections resoundingly.
“We need to be diplomatic, strategic, calm, calculative, methodical and decent in our approach to the conduct of free and fair primaries”
Hon Oke also pointed out that Governor Makinde did not declare his support for anyone of the PDP aspirants in the state as being alleged by a group of the party members in the State, saying, “he is a credible leader whose concern is basically for the victory of the party in all the elections”.
He urged the party members to be calculative, strategic, logical and peaceful, assuring that issues within the party would soon be resolved amicably.