Over 5000 former members of some political parties in the Akinyele local government area of Oyo State on Thursday defected to the ruling party in the State.
They were led to the PDP by Hon.Olusegun Olayiwola, a former Chairman of Akinyele Local Government and a chieftain of All Progressives Congress in the state.
Some members of Action Democratic party were also among the defectors with women dancing in admiration of Hon Olayiwola’s returning to PDP which he left some years ago due to what he alleged to be an injustice to Otunba ADEBAYO Alao Akala former governor of the state.
Elder Olayiwola was received back into the party by the state Chairman Alhaji KUNMI Mustapha who described the defector as a man of principle adding that Olayiwola was an asset to PDP.
Speaking with news men,the veteran politician disclosed that he returned to the party due to the respect he has for some leaders in the Akinyele area of the party.
He further said that they are Elders in the community’ whose positions on any matter in the area could not be wished away adding that he was also impressed by the performances of Governor Seyi within his short period in government.
When asked to expatiate on why he should quit then because of ALAO Akala,the politician said that it was glaring that the PDP primary between Senator Teslim Folarin,Akala and others was not free and fair.
On if he was coming forward first to test water before ALAO Akala come later,he said that ,the suspicion has no basis stressing that his motive for being in politics was to serve his people as he did when he was the Chairman of Akinyele local government.
The Veteran politician confirmed having a bigger political ambition in future adding “I will for now keep it in my chest.
He called on the people of the state to give maximum support to the PDP government of Engr.Seyi Makinde who he believed has a good package for the residents of the state.