By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
It was jubilation galore as hundreds of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibadan North East Local Government Area of Oyo State on Monday defected to the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the state.
Speaking during their defection, leader of the PDP decampees, and a former member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Taiwo Salawu declared that their action was as a result of the fact that Oyo state now needs the ADP governorship candidate, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala as its governor come May, 2019 for the state and its people to witness and reap real dividends of democracy.
Honourable Salawu emphasized that of all those jostling for the Oyo state governorship seat in the, 2019 general elections,” It is only Otunba Alao Akala that has the inherent leadership qualities to govern the State having been tested and trusted.”
The former Oyo state House of Assembly member maintained that
Otunba Alao Akala’s remarkable achievements had endeared him to many of his admirers, hence their resolve to team up with him for the actualization of his gubernatorial ambition.
He however charged other lovers of democracy as well as the state entirely, to rise up and work for the electoral success of Otunba Alao-Akala and other candidates seeking elective offices in the 2019 general elections.
The ceremony was graced by Alhaji Jimoh Arowolo, a former electoral officer in the LG, Chief Olaniyi Alao, former member Oyo Pilgrims Welfare board, Adesina Agunbiade, vice Chairman, Hon Tirimisiyu Ojo, a former councillor, Alfa Jimoh, Kehinde Balogun, youth leader. Mrs Oloyede Iron lady and mrs Janet Okunola among others