Mrs Modupe Akindele-Martins, a chieftain of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ondo State and her supporters have dumped the party for the People Democratic Party (PDP) to add to the huge harvest of PDP in recent weeks.
Akindele-Martins, who was the deputy Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in November 2016 election in the state, made this known to newsmen in Akure on Sunday.
Akindele-Martin who was the Ondo State Woman Leader of the defunct Action Congress was the running mate of Dr Olu Agunloye of the SDP in the last governorship election in the state.
Akindele-Martins said she had resigned her membership from the SDP and was defecting with thousands of her supporters in all the 18 local government areas of the Ondo State to PDP.
“Absolutely, am leaving SDP with thousands of my supporters in the 18 local government areas of the state to join PDP,” she said.
She stated that the SDP was not formidable enough to wrestle power off the ruling APC in the state and federal government, as it is not well position to effect any change of government in 2019.
“So, with my exit at this point in time, that means the SDP only exists as a nomenclature at the state level.
“SDP has been in a total mess after the former State Secretary, Hon. Dele Ogunbameru, left on Oct. 24, 2017 with more than half of the state structure,” she said.
She hinted further that all has been put in place to effect and conclude her move and that of her support to the PDP.
Akindele-Martins, who is from Okitipupa in Ondo South Senatorial District, expressed regret that the area had been neglected by the current administration, hence the need for her to pitch tent with the PDP to save the people from the “shackles of APC government in the state.”
“All hands must be on deck to save the people of Ondo South Senatorial district and entire state from the shackles of the so-called progressives party.
“The good people of Ondo South Senatorial District have made up their minds to pitch tent with the PDP to wrestle power from the APC at all levels in the 2019 general elections,” she said.
Akindele-Martins admonished the people of the state to fight for the victory of the PDP at all level of government in the state.