Following the recent explosion in Ibadan, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State expressed his concern on Monday regarding the lack of communication from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Remember that during the general elections of 2023, Makinde and Nyesom Wike were two of the governors from the Group of Five (G5) who declined to back Atiku?
According to Punch, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, had reached out to offer condolences during his visit to the Governor’s Office. Makinde stressed the importance of separating political activities from compassionate moments, highlighting the absence of outreach from Atiku Abubakar as a cause for concern.
He stressed, “Atiku Abubakar has not called or even sent a text message. And I am saying it openly, so that our leaders will know that there is time for politics, you have a time for governance, and you have a time for humanity.”
However, during Peter Obi’s visit, Governor Makinde thanked him for his non-political visit to express condolences and also praised the ongoing investigations into the explosion. He acknowledged the calls and messages from other presidential candidates but highlighted the silence from his own party candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Peter Obi, in his visit, extended condolences to the affected families and commended the government for its quick response to the explosion.
He also discussed the need to address economic challenges and advocated for a reduction in the federal government’s cost of governance. He emphasized the importance of prioritizing critical areas such as education, health, and poverty alleviation to guide the country in the right direction. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>