No fewer than 3,000 members from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Accord Party (AP), Labour Party (LP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) have defected to the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) in Olorunsogo Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Leading the defectors, a Medical Practitioner and PDP chieftain, Dr. Usman Bolaji Abdulfatai, stated.that they resolved to leave their respective parties to join the ruling APC, as a result of good works of President Muhammadu Buhari in governing the country and as well as Senator Abiola Ajimobi in Oyo state.
Other leaders of defectors were; a retired military officer, Sunday Alabi(old soldier), former secretary to the Local Government, Alhaji Jimoh Olajide (Oroo) and Hon. Seyi Bamikunle.
The defectors were from all the ten (10) wards in the local government area of the State.
The defectors who moved in thousands along the major roads, including; L.A. Primary school road, Idigba, Ibukun Olu area and Kishi –Ilorin road in the headquarters of the Local government with victory songs, before later assembled at NUD Primary School, Igbeti for their integration into the ruling party.
President Muhammadu Buhari had declared that millions of Nigerian would soon join the ruling APC in order to record success for the party in the forthcoming general elections in the country.
But, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had berated the President Muhammadu Buhari over the statement, saying that the ruling party would soon be empty, adding that those relied upon by the President would soon leave the APC to join the PDP in a bid to wrest power from unperforming administration of Buhari.
Abdulfatai stated.the defectors have moved out of the bondage of four political parties, describing the parties as moribund. He noted that the achievements of APC in government of Oyo State nay Nigeria have silent their former parties’ leader.He therefore urged other politicians that remained in the listed parties to park their things and join the progressive ruling party for the betterment of the country and her citizens.
Also speaking, Seyi Bamikunle and Sunday Alabi, disclosed that the need to leave their various parties necessitated by the lack of focus, vision and internal democracy within their respective parties.
– The Nation