- Peoples Democratic Party has reacted to Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe's moves to leave the party for All Progressive Congress
- Adegbola Dominic, Lagos state chairman of the party, said Senator Ogunlewe does not have electoral value
- Dominic said the senator is one of the major problems militating against the progress of PDP in the state
The Lagos chapter of Peoples Democratic Party on Friday, May 3, declared that Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works does not have electoral value.
Leadership reports that Adegbola Dominic, the state chairman of the party, made this statement following Ogunlewe's decision to defect to the All Progressive Congress.
Dominic claimed that the former minister of works is one of the major problems militating against the progress of PDP in the state adding his defection is a positive development for the party.
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According to Dominic, “His exit to the APC will affect the fortunes of our party positively because he has been one of the major problems of the party. If he wants to join APC, he should go but he should stop spreading lies about the leadership of our party. For him to say he instructed party members to vote for another political party in the last election is a total lie and mischievous.
“I have debunked this nonsense on about two occasions. There is no evidence to back up that claim. I spoke at the open meeting we had where Jimi Agbaje made the allegation. He said he has evidence and I asked him to show me the evidence but up till now, he has not provided any evidence.
“Our members were angry because of the attitude of our governorship candidate. They were disappointed in him and didn’t want to vote for him. They even came to me and during an open meeting, they demanded that we seek an alternative candidate but I appealed to them to forgive him for the sake of the party.
“For a person like Ogunlewe to be spreading unfounded and baseless rumours shows the kind of person he is. Based on his conduct, we have never regarded him as an asset to our party but a liability. It has always been said that he is a mole in the PDP, he has been working for APC for a long time.
“We have evidence that he has been collecting money from APC leaders even during our own elections to work against us. We have concrete evidence on this. So, if he is joining the APC, it is good riddance and a positive development to our party.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a chieftain of the PDP, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, on Friday, May 3, declared that he was set to defect from the opposition party to the ruling APC.
Ogunlewe said he was reacting to the recent defection of his son, Moyosore from the PDP to the APC. Moyosore contested for a place in the Lagos state House of Assembly on the platform of the PDP but lost and soon after, announced his resignation from the PDP.
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