The deputy governor of Oyo State, Bayo Lawal, has said that the support of his principal, Governor Seyi Makinde, is for whoever the Yoruba elders back in the 2023 election.
Lawal spoke on Sunday when the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, paid a visit to elder statesman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti and elders of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere in Akure, Ondo State.
Representing Makinde at the meeting, he said, “Since he (Makinde) became governor, he doesn’t joke with Yoruba matters. There is no time that father would call him that he would fail to respond. There is no time that when our father is having an event either under the umbrella of Afenifere or other group in Yoruba land that Engineer Makinde would not support.
“We are not of the same party but we are of the same tribe. The message he gave me is this. ‘Yoruba land, whatever it is you are doing, he is support.’”
It is reported that Pa Fasoranti endorsed Tinubu at the meeting and placed his hands on his head to pray for him.