Following mass defection that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State ahead of September 22 governorship election, the Director of Publicity and Strategy of the party, Kunle Oyatomi has carpeted former members of his party who recently dumped the party for Action Democratic Party (ADP).
Oyatomi stated this in Osogbo, the State capital while reacting to the defection of nine APC Executive members that decamped with their followers who were not less than 6000 in number.
The deputy state chairman, Azeez Adesiji; Tajudeen Agbeti, ex officio; Ademola Bamidele, state auditor; Rasheed Bakare, Assistant General Secretary; Morakinyo Akintola, state PRO; Wale Adunola, ex officio; Bakare Idayat, assistant welfare secretary; Ogundare Afolabi, assistant spokesperson and Sikiru Kareem, assistant treasurer had formally announced their defection to ADP on Tuesday.
But in his reaction, the APC spokesman in the State said “the decampees are living in a fool’s paradise”, adding that ”everybody has a right to believe or disbelieve in their party”.
He said, “Everybody has a right to believe or disbelieve in their party. Their reason for leaving is not convincing. They think that by claiming they are leaving with so called 6000 followers is going to make them the next government in Osun, they live in a fool’s paradise.
“Even their guber candidate, Alhaji Adeoti, admitted that even the blind could see the good work of Aregbesola. And we ask: ‘which party is best suited to continue with that good work?’
“The answer surely is the APC and it has the capacity and capability in Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola, its candidate for September 22 guber election. We wish them all the luck they wish themselves, but we assure them that they will lose at the end of the game,” he said.