Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun state and another members of the African Democratic Congress in South West have decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The defection befell on Wednesday through the South West Rally held at Mapo Hall in Ibadan.
Some of the defectors have been Chief Taofeek Arapaja – former Oyo deputy governor, Sen. Gbenga Babalola, Mr Ademola Ige, Mr Remi Oseni, Mr Wasiu Emiola and Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi.
PDP Deputy National Chairman, South West, Chief Yemi Akinwonmi, who acquired the defectors on behalf of National Chairman of the celebration, Chief Uche Secondus, famous that their return was a superb omen for the celebration.
He urged them to begin working for the celebration in order that it will have a superb outing through the subsequent common elections within the zone and the nation at massive.
Oyinlola stated his return was the best choice for him after learning the nation’s political growth.
He implored leaders and members of the celebration to embrace unity and oneness in order that the celebration might reclaim the South West within the 2023 common election.
Gov. Seyi Makinde urged all aggrieved members of the celebration who’ve left to return, saying the celebration’s structure could be adopted in all its actions.
Makinde counseled efforts of the celebration leaders in reconciling aggrieved members throughout the nation.
One of the defectors – Chief Babatunde Gbadamosi, Lagos State ADP governorship candidate through the 2019 election, stated his defection to PDP was to align himself with the likes of Seyi Makinde and others who prioritise good governance.
Gbadamosi promised to make use of his political affect and work for a profitable outing for PDP in Lagos State and South West in 2023 common election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that PDP National Chairman, Chief Uche Secondus was represented by Mr Austin Akobundu, National Organising Secretary of the celebration.
Others on the occasion have been Chief Bode George, former Ekiti governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, PDP National Youth Leader, Mr Udey Okoye, former Osun deputy governor, Mrs Olusola Obama.