Ahead of the July 2022 governorship election in Osun State, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has lost over 500 supporters from the Boripe Local Government Area of the state.
According to The PUNCH, the members dumped the party for the rthe uling All Progressives Congress.
Premium Politics reports that the trio of PDP’s candidate, Ademola Adeleke, and Omigbodun Akinrinola of Social Democratic Party, will slug it out with Governor Adegboyega Oyetola(APC) who is seeking a second term in office.
However, the defected members were received into the APC at a campaign rally held in Iragbiji, the hometown of Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, on Tuesday, said the defectors attributed their defection to the convincing manner Oyetola has been managing the affairs of the state.
They also restated readiness to support Oyetola with their votes in the July 16 governorship election.
Addressing the crowd that attended the rally, Oyetola commended them for supporting his administration.
He then assured that if re-elected, his second term “would be more rewarding and resourceful, as the first term was a foundation for a brighter future.”
Oyetola also urged citizens who were yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards to do so, to enable them to exercise their civic duty during the forthcoming governorship election.