*to announce next steps soon
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A former leading All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Oyo State, Mogaji Olatubosun Tegbe on Thursday resigned his membership of the party and joined the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
Mogaji Tegbe announced his resignation from APC in a statement signed by him and made available to journalists in Ibadan.
According to the former APC governorship aspirant, the decision to join PDP was arrived at ” after careful consideration and deliberation” his support groups.
” I have resigned my membership in APC and I am now a member of the People’s Democratic Party. This decision is in line with my commitment to serve our people, and contribute my quota to the development of our dear state with those who appreciate the power of a team.”, he said.
The statement reads, ” Many years ago, I made a commitment to always contribute to the development of our society in whatever God-given capacity. In 2018, after serving government in different non-political capacities, I offered to serve Oyo state as Governor, on the platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC). This decision was based on my commitment to offering my wealth of experience to the entrenchment of good governance and development in our dear state.
” Though I was a frontrunner in the 2018 campaign, I agreed to step down as a team player and continued to make my contribution to the party. Unfortunately the recent developments in the Oyo APC has become worrisome”.
The statement added, ” we watched a minority hijack the party structure, backed by some powers at the top. We saw congress results, democratically agreed at Ward and LG level being altered to favour this minority group. Efforts to make the National Leadership of the party see reasons have yielded no fruits. A house divided against itself can not stand. ” After careful consideration and deliberation with my support groups, I have resigned my membership in APC and I am now a member of the People’s Democratic Party. This decision is in line with my commitment to serve our people, and contribute my quota to the development of our dear state with those who appreciate the power of a team. I thank the leadership of the PDP for welcoming us. In the days to come, our next steps will be communicated.Thank you for your understanding and continued support.”.