Adeseun’s homecoming, good omen for PDP —Oyo Minority Leader
THE Oyo State House of Assembly minority leader, Honourable Rafiu Adekunle, on Wednesday, said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government in the state should start counting its days at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, with the defection of Senator Ayoade Adeseun to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Adeseun, a few days ago, officially returned to the PDP, dumping APC, on which platform he contested and won the senatorial seat to represent Oyo South senatorial district. Honourable Adekunle said this in a release made available to the Nigerian Tribune, declaring that Adeseun’s earlier defection to APC had buttressed his earlier statement that he was only on leave of absence from the PDP, where he rightly belonged. “When in 2011, it was announced that my good brother, then, Adeseun cross carpeted to the then ACN, I told anybody who cared to listen then that he was only on a leave of absence from the PDP, where he rightly belonged. “His journey to the ACN was to experience the other side of political divide, so as to be able to decide and tell Nigerians at the appropriate time which of the political parties is worth the votes of the Nigerian masses,” he said. The lawmaker, who expressed delight that he had been vindicated now that Adeseun was back in the PDP, noted that the lesson of his return to the PDP, which had always been the party to beat, was for stakeholders to remain focused and reposition the party in a way to enable it take over the mantle of leadership from the APC.
Speaking further, Honourable Adekunle described Senator Adeseun as “a politician of note, a grass roots mobiliser, an intelligent and vibrant philanthropist, a believer in party discipline and a respecter of the rule of law.” He charged the PDP to put its house in order, so as not to give the new entrant into the party and others the impression of a house divided against itself.