The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, Hon. Soji Adagunodo has predicted the end of rule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, saying it (APC) misrule of the state over the past seven years is almost over.
Adagundo made this assertion in response to the formal decamping of prominent grassroots mobiliser Alhaji Fatai Diekola and renown businessman, Alh Tijani Oladosu popularly called TILAD and thousands of their supporters to the PDP.
Apparently thrilled by the development, the PDP chief described the decision of the APC chieftains and thousands of members in Osogbo and Olorunda Local government to ditch the ruling party as a clear signal of its near exit from power in the state.
He disclosed that other top leaders of the APC are currently in talk with the State chapter of the People’s Democratic party and will be announcing their exit from the ruling party in the next few days and weeks.
Pointing out that APC support base has waned in the state tremendously, Adagunodo hinted that the defection of Diekola and TILAD has decimated the strength of the party in Osogbo and Olorunda local governments, two councils noted for their high turn of voters registration in the state.
“It is noteworthy that Alhaji Diekola and TILAD are some of the political life wire of the APC in Osogbo and Olorunda Local governments, the constituency with the largest voters registration figures in the state,” Osun PDP chairman noted.
He also hinted that about fifteen thousand leaders and members of the APC will be formally received into the party by the National chairman of the PDP at the South West mega rally holding on Saturday in Osogbo.
“These are people who have seen through the deceit and oppressive tendencies of the APC and are ready to join forces with other patriots to democratically uproot this malaise and return the PDP to power in the September 22nd Governorship election.
“We welcome them on board the restoration train which will give power back to the teachers, workers, farmers, professionals, artisans, traders and other categories of citizens who have been subjected to degrading treatment in the hands of the Rauf Aregbesola-led administration since November 2010.
“In the best tradition of the PDP, we regard all decampees as equal partners who will be carried along in party processes at all levels”