It was moment of joy for PDP in Ijare Community today as it harvested over 2000 party members largely from APC and other political parties. The defectors heaved a sigh of relief and also expressed their innermost joy as they bade bye bye to APC and with songs heralding their returning to PDP.
Welcoming the decampees to PDP, Ondo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Fatai Adams told them that there is no founder or joiner in the PDP stressing that their work will determine their relevance and status within the party.
“We don’t have founders or joiners in our party. What we consider is the value you add to the party. New comers will be considered above old ones if they impact the party, if they add more value than the old members. So add value and you will be glad you did.” The State Chairman said.
Speaking further, Hon Fatai Adams admonished the people not fall for the ethnicity card being played and so, go for the PDP Presidential Candidate who is versed in governance at the federal level.
“Don’t fall for the ethnic card being played. Go for the man who understands governance at the federal level. Go for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and vote out APC who brought woes, agony and depression to Nigerians. Those who turned Lagos to their personal property cannot be trusted and must be utterly rejected. Vote Barr. Ife Adedipe as your next Senator in the central, vote Hon Festus Akingbaso and Pastor Bamidele Olubunmi Ayodele as your House of Reps member for Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency and House of Assembly member for Ifedore State Constituency respectively.”
“To achieve this, get your voters cards ready, set up unit excos and continue with your unit meetings, intensify on house-to-house campaigns and win souls to the party. So also, identify the PDP logo on the ballots which is the *UMBRELLA* because candidates’ names will not be on ballots but the PDP logo. Vote and stand by it until the votes are counted and finally announced. By so doing, you would have contributed immensely to the rescuing of the country from the deep valley where APC has sunk the nation.”
“We must recover the nation from the hands of APC which made us lose the funfair, pomp and pageantry usually associated with the Christmas. Those who have destroyed our health system, education, economy, security must be kicked out of government and this we must do by our votes come February and March 2023.” The State Chairman emphasized.
Meanwhile, those who spoke on behalf of the new members, Messrs Famakinwa Busayo, Afolabi Rilwan and Mrs Abiodun Daramola expressed joy for discovering their way out of APC saying the party did not in any slightest way, mean well for the masses. They promised to show that politics is local and that their coming to PDP will surely add the expected value.
The occasion was graced by ifedore leaders ably led by their overall leader, Dr Lawrence Layiwola Ibukun, a former Accountant-General in Ondo State. The Central Senatorial Candidate, Ch. Ife Adedipe was also eminently represented by two political juggernauts; Hon. Ebenezer Omotayo Alabi, former State PDP Chairman and Engr. Afolabi Akinbowale ex- ALGON Chairman in Ondo State. A former House of Assembly aspirant in Ifedore Local Govt, Mr Falana Michael popularly known as Falas, was also present at the occasion.