The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has described
the news of defection of former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator
Iyiola Omisore and former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel
(OGD) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as funny and laughable,
saying “that will be the first time politicians in Nigeria will be
decamping from APC to APC.”
In a statement on Tuesday, by the PDP South-West Zonal Director of
Media and Publicity, Lere Olayinka, the party said the duo of Daniel
and Omisore had long defected to APC, adding that it was obvious that
the APC has become so embarrassed with the refusal of well-meaning
Nigerians to openly associate with the party in its membership
registration and is now making up defections for public perception.
Olayinka said by the action of Otunba Gbenga Daniel few hours after
the results of the 2019 presidential election was declared, it was
obvious that he was among the double-agents who sold the PDP out
during the election.
“To us in the South-West PDP, APC can keep celebrating defections
from the party back to the party. The party can even tell Nigerians
tomorrow that President Muhammadu Buhari has decamped to the APC,
that won’t still change the fact that its government from federal to
States have failed woefully.
“It is on record that Otunba Gbenga Daniel openly declared and worked
for the APC in the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State. He did
that less than 72 hours after the PDP lost the presidential election
in which he was the campaign Director General.
“Since 2019, his main men have been holding key appointments in the
APC government of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
“As for Senator Omisore, even a five year old baby knows that he has
been in APC since 2018 and he openly campaigned for APC during the
2019 general elections.
“He was even appointed as Sub-Chairman of Finance Committee for the
inauguration of President Buhari for a second term.
“So, which defection are they talking about again? Is it second wave
of defection or revalidation of defection?
“It appears that either the APC is so desperate to continue with the
deceit about its existence and acceptability in the minds of Nigerians
or some people are looking for money or appointment against integrity,
hence this news of defection from APC to APC.”