The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has witnessed a crack as some members are said to have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP ahead of the state gubernatorial election.
Naija News understands that Osun State is due to elect another leader as the incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola‘s current tenure elapses soon.
The 2022 Osun State gubernatorial election according to the schedule will take place on July 16, 2022.
The opposition PDP which has been brazing up to take over power from the APC, however, received a boost after it announced at Ile-Ife that it received a large number of APC members into the party during the weekend.
The opposition party in the Ife zone said the defectors were led by Kayode Ogundele, Professor Wale Oladipo, and the party Chairman, Ademola Adeleke Campaign Council who assured that none of them will regret their action.
Prof. Oladipo who promised that the party was going to set-up the next government in the state, lampooned the APC from the federal level, accusing it of ruining the country.
Oladipo added that the defection of the APC members to the PDP in Osun was a message that their time is over in the State.
He said: “We cannot continue like this. Collectively, we must be ready to send these scavengers out of our dear State.
“By the grace of God, PDP is going to win the forthcoming election in Osun State.”
In his remark, the campaign council chairman also thanked the leaders for their steadfastness and courage to declare for the PDP.
Speaking on their decision, Ogundele who led the decampees said joining PDP was borne out of the conviction that it is the only party that can give people of Osun the needed change they deserved.