Makinde Assures Defectors of Equal Opportunity in PDP
Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde and the state’s chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have received thousands of defectors from the All Progressives Congress (APC), African Democratic Congress (ADC), Zenith Labour Party, (ZLP), Alliance for Democracy (AD) and other political structures in the state.
Governor Makinde while receiving the defectors at the Multipurpose Court of the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan, assured them all of equal rights and privileges in the party.
He said all the defectors would receive equal benefit accruals from the PDP, urging all members of the party to work together to bring about victory for the PDP in all elections in 2023.
The state chairman of the PDP, Mr Dayo Ogungbenro, appreciated the defectors for choosing the PDP, stating that the party “believes in equity.”
He also expressed confidence that the defectors would not be marginalised in the PDP family.
In their various remarks, leaders of the defecting politicians, lauded Governor Makinde for providing good governance for Oyo State even as they pledged allegiance to the PDP.
The leaders included a former Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, who also represented Oyo Central in the Senate, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, from the ADC, Pastor Akin Alamu who led the AD contingent, a former governorship aspirant on the platform of the APC, Mogaji Joseph Tegbe, former Chairman State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), under the last administration, Sheik Taofeek Akewugbagold, and the leader of the Liberation Alliance Movement and former Commissioner under the defunct ACN administration, Pastor Taiwo Otegbeye.
The event attracted the presence of top government officials and PDP chieftains from across the state.