The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Tuesday’s defection of former Osun governor, Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, to All Peoples Congress (APC) would not affect outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Gani OlaOluwa, stated this in a statement on Tuesday in Osogbo.
Describing the defection as “inglorious”, Olaoluwa said that there was the need to pray for Oyinlola as he “begins a political journey with professional liars.”
“We respect the decision of Oyinlola, but we are also expecting him to be man enough to send a congratulatory message to us after the August 9 election.
“For the PDP in Osun, we are resolute and stand as a family to rescue our people from political vultures and voodoo personalities,” he said.
Earlier Tuesday, Oyinlola defected to APC at a rally held in Osogbo ahead of Saturday’s election.
At the occasion, Oyinlola said, “I decided to take my destiny in my hands as I am no longer wanted in the PDP.
“I have discovered that all the former governors in Osun are now in the APC and I decided to move with the tide.”