Baring unforeseen circumstances, the former governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlolola, will return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with at least 50 other prominent politicians in the state.
This was contained in a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA by Soji Adagunodo, Osun PDP chairman on Tuesday. PDP said the decision to absorb major stakeholders in the state is to strengthen the party ahead of 2022 gubernatorial election.
Fatai Akinbade; former Secretary to the Government and 2018 gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Osun State Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP) Bayo Faforiji will also lead their party members to PDP unification rally scheduled to hold on Wednesday at Ibadan, Oyo State.
The full statement read:
“This is to inform all members of the Peoples Democratic Party, Osun State chapter and the general public that our party is ready to form a formidable and viable opposition party in order to win the upcoming gubernatorial election in 2022.”
“We are also glad to tell you that we have been able to welcome people from Accord, Action Democratic Party, African Democratic Congress, All Progressives Congress, Social Democratic Party, People’s Democratic Movement, etc in different Local Government areas and the area office back to our party in the past.”
“By Wednesday, 18th March 2020, we will be welcoming Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade and 50 other political leaders with their supporters at the South West Unification rally holding at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State.”
“There will be a full declaration in Osun State on the 25th March 2020 which will include Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade and other political leaders in ADC, the Dr. Bayo Faforiji-led Kosemani group of SDP, the Barrister S.L. Ojo-Williams-led group of SDP and also Alhaji Akomola-led group of PDM and their followers in their thousands.”
“By this the political structures of these three political parties, ADC, SDP and PDM will be collapsed into PDP to form a formidable opposition in order to win the 2022 governorship election in the state.”