The governorship flag bearer of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has affirmed that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party will find it very hard to stand the test of times after the 2015 elections.
Recall that Makinde dumped the ruling party in December 2014 for SDP where he was immediately handed the governorship ticket of the party.
Speaking with newsmen on Friday, Makinde said he had no plan to return to the party and that his decision to be part of the governorship race in the state was not to prepare for 2019.
“We have turned a full cycle since the decision to move on from PDP. Our move to SDP is divine because God wants us to plug into His plan for the people of this part of the country. PDP will have to do a lot of work if they have to survive as a political party after the election. That is my own opinion based on what I have observed.
“I can tell by the present situation that people are not going to vote for the candidate of the PDP, but SDP. If you look at the voting pattern since 1999, the personality content is on the rise. The party no longer matters but the candidate. I am sure the same will happen. People want someone with track record of personal achievement to be their leader and we fit in perfectly,” said the SDP candidate.
“People are ready for us because they are ready to erase poverty in the society. They cannot wait to do that and that is why this project is about 2015 and not 2019.
We have failed to tackle poverty in the last two administrations. Providing mass employment that offers N10, 000 to a graduate is not what our people want in the next four years. Their message to us is clear,” he said.