The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State has told former Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Senate Majority Leader, Teslim Folarin and other political bigwigs not to rejoice over their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that the party had used and dumped many like them in the past.
In a statement signed by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi, the PDP also urged the politicians to expect the worst from the ruling party, adding that they would have achieved their potential had they remained with the PDP.
PDP urged Alao-Akala and the others to take a cue from Rasheed Ladoja and Prof Taoheed Adedoja, both from Oyo state, who were allegedly maltreated by the APC after moving there from PDP and have returned to the PDP.
The statement read in part, “It is a political miscalculation if our respected leaders are going to where they do not belong and cannot learn from the experiences of former governor Rasheed Ladoja, Professor Taoheed Adedoja and other APC big wigs in Oyo State who recently retraced their ways to PDP after being used and dumped by APC.
“Going by the experiences of many political heavyweights that have left its fold to join APC in the past, Akala and Folarin’s decision to join the party was nothing but a misstep, especially now that majority of Nigerians are waiting on the party to rescue them from the national calamity that befalls the nation owing to lack of capacity by the Federal Government to deal with myriads of challenges facing the country.”