Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suffered a big loss as hundreds of its member defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state.
The defectors were received by the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the governor on Research and Documentation,Kunle Adebayo. He assured them of equal opportunities in the party.
Adebayo said: “The option is that of prosperity and development versus oppression and poverty, between hope and exploitation, between development and exploitation. Some have said we are fighting ourselves inside the party here.
“It is a lie. We are one great family. Hear me, all the leaders are united and strong. We will bring joy and development to our people. We will win for Aketi.”You have seen the light, you must go home and clean the house.
“Bring every member of PDP in your unit to this Aketi family. Tell them we care for Ondo state. We care for your children, your wives and families. Tell them to come all on the day of declaration. Show the way.”
Also speaking, the APC youth leader in the state, Akinuli Femi, said there will be equal treatment in the youth Wing of the party. He said another factor is the unprecedented achievements of Governor Akeredolu especially in the area of infrastructural development of the state.
The defectors pledged to work with progressives party to deliver their respective political units and wards for the party’s success in this year’s gubernatorial election.