PDP Tells Own Chieftain To Dump Party For APC… SEE WHY
May. 22, 2019
Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, a chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos state and a former minister of works has been told by the state chapter of the party that he is free to leave the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC, if he so desires.
The former minister had in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent described PDP as an unserious party, saying it is not a party anybody with political future should belong to.
He added further that he has given the PDP certain conditions it has to meet, adding that failure to do, he will be left with no choice than to join the ruling APC.
Reacting to Ogunlewe’s statement, Adegbola Dominic, the state chairman of the party, said his departure from the party will do the PDP a lot of good.
Dominic said: “Such disparaging remarks are unbecoming and not expected from a 75-year-old man who claims to be a leader of the party.
“Ogunlewe has been publicly supporting and hailing one Segun Adewale (aka) Aeroland, who has been openly declared a non-member of our party by the National Working Committee, and who has been disparaging our leaders and terrorizing them with his thugs.
“Ogunlewe has repeatedly lied that he was present at a meeting where I, as state chairman, canvassed support for the candidate of another party. This deliberate falsehood was obviously targeted at creating confusion and disaffection among the party members.
“A respected former state chairman, Capt. Tunji Shelle (rtd), who was present at the said meeting, noted that Ogunlewe was nowhere near the venue of the meeting. He declared that Ogunlewe is a confused man who should go take a rest.”
Ogunlewe had earlier denied media reports that he has defected to the APC, saying the report that he had dumped the party was not true.
He said rumours of his defection was not true, but he warned that the party was bedeviled with many crises which if not urgently resolved could spark exodus of people from the party.