Osun APC Suffers Defection After Oyetola’s Adoption As Leader

Osun APC Suffers Defection After Oyetola’s Adoption As Leader
  • PublishedJuly 5, 2024

SOME members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have joined the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The defections occurred within the spate of two weeks after the adoption of former governor Adegboyega Oyetola as the leader of the party in the state.

The defections, according to findings by OSUN DEFENDER, happened majorly in Osun West Senatorial District and other parts of the state.

The development according to members of the party who spoke with OSUN DEFENDER under the condition of anonymity depicts Oyetola’s lack of capacity to manage the party’s crisis in the state.

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Oyetola was unanimously adopted as the Osun APC leader by party leaders and stakeholders at the residence of a former interim National Chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande in Ila Orangun, on June 19, 2024.

In Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole local government, Mr. Tunde Ayandosu, one of the loyalists of Oyetola, joined the ruling party.

Ayandosu, who was the Chairman of the APC in Ward 4 joined the party with his followers. He was welcomed to the party by the Deputy Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Lere Oyewumi.

Oyewumi had during the event asserted that he wooed Ayandosu due to his capacity as an opposition member, saying that all efforts to influence the electorate to vote for him at Ayandosu’s polling unit proved abortive at the last general elections.

Also, in Ede South Local Government, a former youth leader of the APC and former Councillor of Babasanya Ward, Abiodun Ajuwon defected to the PDP.

Ajuwon, who defected last Thursday led over 100 card-carrying members of APC into the ruling party in Osun.

Speaking on behalf of the defectors, Ajuwon attributed their decision to join the PDP to the good leadership style and excellent performance of Governor Ademola Adeleke.

“Only fools will not see the work of the performing governor” Ajuwon added.

Ajuwon further said that Governor Adeleke’s achievement in less than two years in office performed beyond expectations.

Receiving Ajuwon and other defectors during the local government PDP meeting, the Chairman of Ede South Local Government Area of Osun, Lukman Afolabi described many of the defectors as leaders and solid members of the APC in Ede South.

He assured them that their new party, (PDP) would provide equal opportunities and privileges for both old and new members, adding that the party’s doors remain open for other opposition party members to join them.

Calling on existing PDP members to welcome the defectors with open arms, the council chairman enjoined them to remain united in order to continue to move the wheel of progress Osun state is experiencing under PDP forward.

Other PDP leaders who received the defectors are; the leader of the federal constituency and the former chairman of Ede South local government, Elder Sunday Akanfe, Hon. Busari Kodoro, Hon. Naheem Amodemaja, among others.

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