Seyi Makinde has seemingly stated that he voted for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the election.
Speaking on a radio program on Splash FM’s ‘State Affairs’ with Desmond Obilo, the Oyo state governor said that he stood for equity and fairness.
Makinde added that democracy was about people expressing themselves through the ballot, and a lot of people in Oyo voted who they wanted.
The governor said: “They decided that look, we want after 8 years of presidency in the north, they want it to come to the south and this place being southwest, one of theirs was a candidate, so they supported one of their own.”
Makinde is among the G5 Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who refused to support and campaign for their presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar at the just concluded election.
Tinubu won the polls with 449,884 votes while Atiku came second with 182,977, as the APC won in the PDP-dominated state.
Makinde said he was proud to be part of a process that redrew the electoral map of Nigeria and he does not care about sacrificing his political career.
He added: “Well, that is left to the people of Oyo state. If I have to choose between my political survival and doing what is right and just within the political space in Nigeria, I will choose to forgo my political career.”