Leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogbomoso South local government, led by Prince Akintoye Simeon on Tuesday decamped to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Speaking on behalf of the decampees who came from across ten political wards of Ogbomoso South local government, Prince Akintoye Simeon said, they dumped APC for PDP in recognition of examplary leadership demonstrated by Governor Seyi Makinde in the state. And also to support the Caretaker chairman of Ogbomoso South LG,Hon Oyedokun Oyeniyi Timothy who they described as a man of integrity and trust worthy.
He added that “No need for anyone from Ogbomoso South to remain in APC, because we were neglected, impoverished and ravaged during APC’s government, we can’t point out to any meaningful project executed by APC admistration in Ogbomoso South LG. During our tenure a lot of civil servants died, LAUTECH nearly went into comatose, the situation was bad”.
Furthermore he said the defection marked the death of their former party in the local government area, saying that the people decided to follow light and truth, represented by state governor, whom they said showed the leadership style that has brought peace, unity and development across the state.
He, along with other ward leaders, assured the Caretaker Chairman of their total loyalty and promised never to return to Egypt in their political journey.
Receiving the decamped persons, Caretaker Chairman of Ogbomoso South local government area, Hon Oyedokun Oyeniyi Timothy said: “This is the most important day in the history of this party, the PDP for receiving enmasse decampes into our party”.
According to Hon Oyedokun, “anyone in this state who wants to work together with Engr Seyi Makinde’s led administration should join hands with the omititun agenda.
He assured them that they had made the best decision and that PDP will ensure everyone was given the same treatment and operate at the same level playing ground.