The governor, who taunted those he said were running around the country because of their presidential ambition, said those politicians would soon know better.
Makinde, in a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, was quoted to have spoken in Ibadan at the handover of 33 operational vehicles and 396 motorcycles to the Oyo State Security Agency, popularly known as Operation Amotekun.
He had earlier given 25 vehicles to the police and Operation Burst to combat insecurity in the state.
Makinde said, "I have heard some of our political leaders jostling around and saying they want to become the president of Nigeria in 2023.
"I think what we need at this stage is to secure our people and restructure Nigeria. It does not matter who is the president in Abuja. In a restructured Nigeria, every corner of the country will feel the impact of the government. That is what we need.
"May God protect tho
se running around for the presidency till 2022. By that time, we will meet and, by then, we will get to know whether it is restructured Nigeria or Yoruba presidency that we need."
Although he did not mention Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress leader had been traveling to some parts of the country while his foot soldiers have been going round to solicit support for his presidential ambition.