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Oyinlola, Akinbade, Oseni, Others Defect to PDP

Former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP with the Secretary to the State Government during his administration, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade.

Prince Oyinlola officially announced his intention to pitch his tent with the PDP alongside scores of others across the Southwest region at a unification rally of the Peoples Democratic Party held at the ancient Mapo Hall, in Ibadan.

The former governor who spoke in Yoruba said it was time to restructure politics in the Southwest to enhance the development of the region.

Prince Oyinlola stressed the need for unity among the PDP family to take the party to greater heights.

To a one-time ADP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, he explained that he returned to PDP after realizing the strength of the party.

In a remark, Former National Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Olabode George said the rally was a beautiful beginning for the party ahead of 2023 General elections.

In an interview, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State expressed gratitude to all for the unity that has prevailed in PDP, maintaining that the party was ready to accommodate more people.

Others that defected to PDP include former deputy governor of Oyo State, Taofeek Arapaja, Former Oyo State African Democratic Congress, ADC governorship aspirant, Remi Oseni, and Senator Gbenga Babalola.

Dignitaries at the event include Bayelsa State governor, Diri Douye, former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, former Minister of Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada and former Deputy Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Hosea Agboola.

Our correspondent also reports that the venue was filled to the capacity with PDP loyalists who clad in different Ankara fabrics.

Iyabo Adebisi

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