In a show of solidarity with Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Buruji Kashamu faction of the People’s Democratic Party on Thursday decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress in Ogun State.
Over 1000 of them from Ogun East Senatorial District were received by Hon. Tunji Egbetokun, the Senior Special Adviser on political matters to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
Receiving them, Egbetokun who stood in for Gov. Abiodun said the decampees have made the right choice by joining the progressives, assuring them that the party would ensure fairness, equity and justice for all its members at all times, irrespective of when they join the party.
Egbetokun said, “our party is open to all, even members of other parties. You have come at the right time. In our party, we do not discriminate as we give due recognition to all members irrespective of how long they have been members or their social standing”.
While promising that the Dapo Abiodun’s administration would not disappoint members by formulating and executing policies and programmes that that have positive impact on the socio-economic well-being of the people, he urged the party faithfuls to remain resolute and not engage in activities that would bring the name of the into disrepute.
He charged the new members to bring in more people into the party, he however, stressed that the administration would not stiffle oppositions, as “competition becomes sweeter when there are opponents”.
Speaking earlier, the Consultant to the Governor on Political Matters, Hon. Biyi Adeleye, said the party was large enough to accommodate people from other parties, assuring that they would be mainstreamed and not be discriminated against in the party.
In his remark, the State Secretary of the Party, Engr. Ayo Olubori, appreciated the people for coming on board.
He applauded their strong desire to build the future of the State with Prince Dapo Abiodun and urged them to bring in new members to the party and work towards its progress and that of the State.
Leader of the decampees, Otunba Kolawole Akinyemi, said they decided to join the progressives as a result of landmark work done by the Governor so far attest to his sagacity and sincerity of purpose.
He added that they would join hands with the Governor in moving the State forward
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