The crisis rocking the Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took another dimension on Saturday night as Governor Seyi Makinde, left the official WhatsApp platform of the party in the state.
The Publicity Secretary of the party, Akeem Olatunji, had earlier posted a video of an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on the people of Ayete, headquarters of Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state on the WhatsApp group.
The video was calling on the governor to take urgent steps to save the people of Ayete from incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen but the governor became angry.
Olatunji had commented on the video, saying, “This video has gone viral but the authority needs to confirm the claim. It’s very urgent to address the message…”
Governor Makinde angrily left the WhatsApp platform around 10pm on Saturday.
Reacting to the statement made by Olatunji, Makinde at exactly 10:07pm, said, “Every time some idiots makes (sic) a video, the government must respond… I don’t get it really… you need mature people to make meaningful contributions on your platform.”
The governor also reacted to another story regarding allegations of violence at the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) membership revalidation/registration.
Olatunji had also said, “Several injured as APC members fight over registration in Oyo State.”
Governor Makinde asked; “What is the relevance of this on the PDP official platform?” He then exited the platform.
His exit was followed by comments by other participants in the group, with some saying they were disappointed that the governor could be so intolerant.
“I’m highly disappointed sir, we don’t expect this from you.
“Leaders who are low on accommodating may have trouble building up goodwill with other people,” Hon Samuel Okunlade, Chairmen of Orelope Local Government Area, Igboho, said.
But Kunle Yusuf, Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals, tackled Okunlade, saying, “Please let us stay clear from the issue, we should be careful with the information we share on this loop.”