- Chieftains of the APC, ADP, ZLP, SDP, and ADC including former Osun state governor, Oyinlola, have rejoined the opposition party
- Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state joined leaders of the southwest geopolitical zone of the PDP to receive the members
- The governor explained that the return of Oyinlola and other chieftains of other political parties was a signal PDP is on the rise
A report by ThisDay indicates that former governor of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and other bigwigs from rival political parties on Wednesday, March 18, rejoined the PDP.
The politicians were received by Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde and leaders of the opposition party at the southwest geopolitical zone.
Makinde speaking at the rally, stated that a fresh wave of unity has begun in the southwest which will move across Nigeria. He went on to note that the return of the former Osun state governor and other chieftains of different political parties to the PDP was a signal of a party on the rise.
The Oyo state governor in a statement by Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary quoted Makinde as stating that the whole country will be united if the southwest geopolitical zone is united.
Legit.ng previously reported that it seems things are beginning to fall apart for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as former Ekiti state governor, Segun Oni, has insisted on leaving the ruling party.
He alleged that his followers and supporters are not well treated in the scheme of things in the party. Going further, Oni said he was not accorded his rightful position and respect as a former APC deputy national chairman. He also faulted the way and manner he was suspended from the party's leadership.
In a related development, Babatunde Gbadamosi, the Lagos state ADP governorship candidate in the 2019 election, has dumped the party and rejoined the PDP after he left the opposition party back in 2017.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the governorship candidate formally defected to the PDP alongside his deputy governorship candidate on Monday, March 16, at the party’s secretariat in Lagos.
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