- Defectors who left the PDP in annoyance have been urged to return to the party
- A member of the House of Representatives, Kehinde Agboola, made the appeal to the defectors
- According to him, the interest of the defectors is best protected in the party than in other less popular political parties
The lawmaker representing Ekiti North federal constituency 1 in the House of Representatives, Kehinde Agboola, has urged former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who left the party in annoyance, to retrace their steps by rejoining the party.
The admonition was given in a chat with newsmen at his resident in Odo-Oro-Ekiti, on Monday, May 21, The Sun reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the lawmaker said the interest of the defectors is best protected in the party than in other less popular political parties.
He said: “You will discover that in the history of politics in Ekiti state, those who leave their original party for another don’t normally make headway or make success in their new parties.
“Look at all those who left the PDP, they were unable to get the tickets in their new parties let alone winning the election. But we in PDP can still welcome them back.
“We are still appealing to them to retrace their steps and come back. We can only have one governor at a time. And look at it, the process of our governorship primaries is open, transparent, free and fair. Even the co-contestants applauded the exercise.
“Look at what is happening in the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).Look at the quantum of money wasted on the exercise.p is about service, I don’t think there is any need to get desperate I keep saying it we must give kudos to our leader in Ekiti state, Dr. Peter Ayodele Fayose for given the right leadership otherwise, they will not have less than 15 gubernatorial aspirants .
“Look at what is happening in the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). Look at the quantum of money wasted on the exercise.
“But we have status in PDP, if by the time Governor Fayose picked his deputy, Professor Kolapo Olusola as anointed candidate around September in 2016, though painfully. We all accepted it in good faith."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that some aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants in Ekiti state, including a serving senator, decamped to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The aggrieved aspirants reportedly dumped the PDP following their squabbles with the state governor, Ayodele Fayose, over the imposition of his deputy, Prof Kolapo Olusola, as the sole gubernatorial candidate.
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