Makinde: NNPP mulls alliance to defeat Oyo Gov in upcoming polls

Makinde: NNPP mulls alliance to defeat Oyo Gov in upcoming polls

There may be an alliance among the major political parties in Oyo State to unseat Governor Seyi Makinde in the 2023 election, according to Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan, the head of the New Nigeria Peoples Party in the South West.

He disclosed this in a Sunday press conference in Ibadan, Oyo State, November 27

Olopoeyan categorically denied harboring animosity toward Makinde. Further, he contended that the state’s major political parties may band together to ensure that the governor didn’t win reelection in 2023.

He said, “Yes, it is possible for the merger of political parties to come into play again in 2023 in order to defeat Governor Seyi Makinde of the PDP. I cannot rule it out. It can happen.

“Makinde and I are not fighting. You should get it right—we are not fighting. But I cannot work for him. I have been talking about my working relationship with him; the efforts we made before he won the governorship election in 2019, from which I have not benefited.

“So, it is not possible for me to work with him again politically. Do you know that Seyi sees himself winning the next year’s governorship election? Any politician can only know whether he wins or who wins on election day. The evening of election day, when the counting of ballots is being done, is when you; as a politician, will know whether you are losing or winning.”

Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has slammed a lawsuit against the Federal Government before the ECOWAS Court of Justice over illegal pipelines and oil theft.

SERAP in a statement on Sunday, November 27, said it filed a lawsuit against the current administration; particularly over the failure to probe the operations of illegal oil pipelines between 2001 and 2022; to name and prosecute those suspected to be involved, and to recover proceeds of crime.

SERAP Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, said the suit was filed by the group, Chief Eric Dooh; (who is suing for himself as a leader of the Goi Community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State; as well as on behalf of the Goi Community), and 15 other concerned Nigerians.

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According to him, the suit followed recent reports of the discovery of at least 58 illegal oil pipelines used to steal the country’s oil wealth.

“The stealing is reportedly carried out through the illicit pipeline connected to the trunk line via an abandoned pipeline, and linked to a location in the high sea, where they load crude oil into vessels and sell overseas,” the SERAP statement read.

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