Close to One Thousand and Five hundred opposition members from All Progressives Congress (APC), African Democratic Congress (ADC), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), and ACCORD party dump their various party to join the ruling party in the State People Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday. Receiving them was the Oyo State Chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha in the company of Hon. Olajide Akintunde and other party Excos, received into its fold, former house of representatives member Hon Tayo and over one thousand.
While receiving new members on behalf of the party, Alh Kunmi Mustapha, stated that PDP in Oyo state is known for non discrimination against its members and assured that all party members will be treated equally and given equal access to opportunities in the party.
Honorable Olajide Akintunde popularly called AKT in his brief welcome address stated that PDP is the only party in Oyo state that is in total harmony devoid of any form of internal wrangling adding that the new members have taken the best decision to join the ruling party to move the state to greater height.
The lawmaker representing Lagelu state constituency at the Oyo state house of assembly stressed that the new members should not see themselves as new members adding that they should feel free as PDP family members in the local government.
The lawmaker who also doubles as the party Whip of the 9th assembly noted that party names are just mere nomenclature stressing that it is the quality of people in a political party that determines people’s acceptability or rejection.
AKT as he is fondly called said that the people of Oyo state have given APC an opportunity to rule the state but failed woefully leading to utter rejection of the party in the state.
He noted that the people of Oyo state have seen the clear difference between a government of propaganda and a government of action devoid of lies and deceits.
He added that the wave of governor Makinde’s success across the length and breadth of Nigeria has asserted a high sense of reassurance in the minds of the people in the PDP led government in Oyo state.
Other top government functionaries and PDP stalwarts at the defection ceremony are Alh Wasiu Adeleke, Asiwaju Yemi Aderibigbe (S.A To the governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters), Hon Kunle Yusuf (SSA To the governor on Sustainable Dev Goals SDG),State PRO Engr Akeem Olatunji, Commissioner Bayo Okeyode, State Youths Leader, State Women Leader, and the 3 Caretaker Chairmen in Lagelu LG