Stop panicking over planned exodus from your party, Osun APC tells Adeleke, PDP


The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has mocked Governor Ademola Adeleke to stop panicking over the planned massive defection of some of the leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into the APC.

The state chairman of the APC, Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement by the party’s Director of Media and Information, Kola Olabisi, Wednesday, said Adeleke and the PDP were disturbed by the planned defection of Dotun Babayemi and Dr Akin Ogunbiyi with thousands of their supporters to the APC.

“Investigation across the state has shown that the state PDP leadership has not been at ease since the resolve of Ogunbiyi and Babayemi to defect to the APC with their supporters across the nooks and crannies of the state.

“Whatever political misfortune that is befalling Adeleke and his cohorts stemming from the massive harvesting of the PDP members and leaders by the APC is as a result of greed on the part of Adeleke and his Pathfinder Osun PDP faction. 

“No matter the meeting Governor Adeleke held with the hitherto neglected Osun state PDP leaders, whether it’s under reconciliation or harmonisation of the leaders, it wouldn’t achieve any desired result as the governor has proved, through his misconduct after the Supreme Court declared him the winner of the governorship election, that he is neither a gentleman nor a promise keeper.

“It is funny that it was after 17 months that Adeleke has been in government that he could deem it fit to know that some of the leaders of his party whose goodwill saw him to the governorship seat in the state are still existing,” Lawal said.

He stated that the euphoria of office and greed have robbed Adeleke of the ability to think before now that his office is a tenured one which would need renewal after four years.

“It is late in the day for Adeleke to be contemplating holding of any reconciliation and harmonisation meeting(s) of the glaringly robbed and shortchanged  disenchanted leaders of the state PDP as there is nothing to show that it will be  done with utmost good faith.

“Let’s make it abundantly clear to Governor Adeleke that even if he appoints all the people of Osun state his political functionaries, such executive recklessness would not, in any way, confer any special advantage on him as the PDP government would be sent packing in the state through democratic means by the way of the forthcoming 2026 elections.”