No fewer than over 5000 members from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Wednesday decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Oyo state
Leading thousands of supporters at a general meeting of the Olusegun Odebunmi Political group in Iresa, Ogbomoso, a member of the National Assembly, Hon Segun Odebunmi representing Surulere / Ogo Oluwa Federal constituency said his resolve to move to the party was influenced by the decision of his people and political associates.
According to the only PDP candidate that survived the 2015 political tsunami, Odebunmi, “since my early days in politics I have not been taking decision on my own, apart from God, my people are the next and they have been very supportive so whatever they say I do.
“Immediately we discovered that the leaders in PDP are not ready for genuine reconciliation I told them to interface with people and decide on where to go and that is the result of what we are doing today and I am sure that our movement to APC will bring more goods and development to our people”, the lawmaker assured.
Declaring support for President Mihammadu Buhari’s second term bid, the two time PDP lawmaker stressed “I want to believe that the government will bring desired transformation to Nigeria”.
Also speaking at the public declaration, Chief Isaac Olawale Atayese who was the coordinator for Ogo Oluwa PDP Committee for registration disclosed that the need to leave the party is necessitated by the injustice and unfair treatment meted out to them after the reconciliation at the state.
Atayese said, “those who returned to the party have hijacked the system and refuse to give us breathing space.
“In the face of struggle we waited and won election, we were not consumed by the tsunami that affected many people but the only way to compensate us is to relegate us to the background.
“They don’t allow internal demoracy to work on the party, they are encouraging impunity and we cannot be part of it anymore, we need a new party to move on”, he lamented.
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