By Henry Odeh
Barely 24hrs after the appellate court sitting in Ibadan upheld the victory of governor Seyi Makinde in a suit brought before it by Chief Bayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the victory of governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2019 guber election, over 1500 APC members have decided to throw away the broom and embrace the umbrella following what they described as “determination to support the Oyo project” been championed by the executive governor of Oyo state, engr. Seyi Makinde.
The defectors who were received by the federal lawmaker representing Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency, Hon. Abass Adigun popularly known as Agboworin, stated that the Oyo project has nothing to do with party affiliations or sentiments as it is expected of every true born of Oyo extraction to put Oyo interest first before any personal or political interest adding that governor Mankind is daily breaking new grounds in terms of landmark achievements across all sectors of the economy in what was supposedly termed impossible by previous administrations particularly the immediate past government.
Hon. Agboworin while receiving the decampees today during its local government meeting at Muslim Odinjo, Ibadan, noted that even though the last administration did its worst by sheer abuse of office and power, the present administration under the leadership of governor Seyi Makinde is determined and committed to right all the wrongs perpetrated by the last administration without any form of vindictiveness adding that PDP in Oyo state is big enough to accommodate everyone without any acrimony.
He assured the decampees that all party members will be treated equally and fairly regardless of when or how they joined the party noting that the party only frowns seriously against all forms of divisive measures from any quarters, therefore, all members both old and new, should continue to play politics with the utmost fear of God.
Mr. Wasiu Kongi who represented hon Agborworin alongside the PDP chairman Ibadan South East local government Engr. Suleiman Adesina expressed delight in the move by the defectors adding that Oyo state PDP is one big happy family led by governor Makinde who is now a role model to other governors and a reference for good governance in Nigeria and would ensure everyone’s interest is well catered for without discrimination.
Alh. Oluwashina Akinade, who led the defectors stated that they all decided to move to PDP in order to join hands with his Excellency, Governor Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde to move Oyo State from poverty to prosperity noting that their conviction is borne out of governor Seyi Mankind’s excellent track records in terms of consistency and development of the state particularly in almost all areas where Ajimobi led administration failed.