As the July 16th governorship election in Osun State draws nearer, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Chief Sakariyau Oyediji has led over 1,000 of his supporters to join Accord.
The event which took place at Alie junction of Osogbo at a rally attended by a large crowd of party faithful led to the decamping of all Ward 14 executive members of PDP and several others from Wards 2,4 and 10.
Oyediji, popularly known as Alhaji Marboro expressed his delight at dropping the PDP for Accord, saying among other reasons for jettisoning his old party was the incompetence and lack of solid educational background of its governorship candidate.
Besides, the Aremo of Oba-Ile berated the Adeleke’s family for their “insatiable desires” to occupy positions of authority to the detriment of others in the state.
He said his Ward 14 has the highest numbers of votes in Osogbo and that he will deliver it to the Accord candidate, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi in the forthcoming election.He urged all Osogbo indigenes to support Ogunbiyi who picked his deputy, Alhaji Kunle Jimoh from Isale-Osun, Osogbo, noting that all other major political parties did not consider Osogbo for anything.
The PDP Chairman of Ward 14, Waheed Adetayo and the Ward’s party’s leader, Alhaji Hammed Moshood and the women leaders Mrs Suliat Ojuawo, Omokehinde Ogunsade and Lateefat Oyediji led over 1,000 of their members to their new party.Also, Alhaji Mohammed Daood Temini Olohun (Osogbo Ward 2) Pastor Samuel Adeogun Ekeloju-oti (Osogbo Ward 4) and Isiaka Lawal (Osogbo Ward 10) led tens of their members from PDP to join Accord.
Handing over the Accord flag to Chief Oyediji, the party’s Chairman in the State, Pastor Victor Akande expressed his happiness at the coming of the new members, while promising them that their interest will be catered for.
The party’s deputy governorship candidate asked Osogbo indigenes to massively vote for Ogunbiyi and Accord, saying all promises made by his party shall be fulfilled.
Welcoming the new members, Dr. Ogunbiyi appreciated Chief Oyediji for his love towards him and for his total commitment to see that good governance is installed in the state.
He highlighted his manifesto to the people and informed them that his government will not serve the interest of the few but will ensure that all residents feel the positive impact of governance.
“Chief Oyediji is a different specie. He has never for once ask me for anything unlike some leaders in the PDP. Coming to join us in Accord is a good development”, he added.