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Seyi Makinde Defends PDP Rally In Ibadan, Says No Coronavirus In The Party

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Governor, , reacted to the backlash the PDP has received for staging a rally amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

Seyi Makinde Defends PDP Rally In Ibadan, Says No Coronavirus In The Party
Seyi Makinde Defends PDP Rally In Ibadan, Says No Coronavirus In The Party

While reacting to the criticisms of those against the rally, Makinde stated that there was no Coronavirus in the PDP.

Insideoyo.com reports that the Governor was quoted to have said this at the South-West unification rally held at Mapo hall, Ibadan, Oyo state.

Makinde said: “Today is the beginning of unity in the South-West region. If South-West is united, the whole country will be united. We are using this opportunity to welcome our brothers and sisters from APC, ADP, ZLP, SDP and ADC.

“I want you to take two things home. And the first is; they are of the opinion that we should not have staged this rally because of the Coronavirus pandemic but it was one of their leaders who said Coronavirus has already infiltrated their party. We all know that there is no Coronavirus in our own party.

“The second is, last week, some people went to Lagos to protest against Amotekun. They did the same in Ekiti yesterday. And you will begin to wonder if these elements are really of Yoruba extraction. But the truth of the matter, which has also been established, is that our people want Amotekun and it has come to stay.

“So, I want to urge us to show deep love to our leaders and their loyalists who have joined us again. Let us tell them they are welcome to their home.”

The unification rally witnessed the return of erstwhile chieftains of the PDP including its former National Secretary and former Osun State Governor, Prince Oyinlola, chieftains of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), including its governorship candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade; a former deputy governor of Oyo State, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja; a former Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District, Dr. Gbenga Babalola.

The Governor is however being criticised for allowing a rally to take place amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Adelowo Adegboyega
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