2023: Oyo PDP announces Makinde’s running mate

The Chairman of Oyo State Housing Corporation, Mr. Bayo Lawal, has been named as the running mate to Governor Seyi Makinde for the 2023 governorship election.

The announcement came hours after the incumbent Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

The Punch reports that, Lawal was announced at a meeting held at the Government House on Tuesday.

The meeting was said to have had Makinde; former State Chairman of the PDP, Kunmi Mustapha; current Chairman, Dayo Ogungbenro; Chairman, State Advisory Council, Hosea Agboola, party leaders, elders, and leaders from the Oke Ogun region in attendance.

The Publicity Secretary of the Party in the state, Akeem Olatunji, confirmed the announcement of Lawal to our correspondent on the telephone when contacted.

He said, “Yes, he (Lawal) has been announced as Governor Seyi Makinde’s running mate. “

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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