A member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Olusegun Olaleye, on Thursday, defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Olaleye, who is representing Ibadan North II state constituency in the legislative house, said he left the APC because the ideals of the party had been eroded. Olaleye said his decision was not triggered by the exodus of federal lawmakers from the APC to the PDP on Tuesday. He noted that earlier before Thursday, he had made consultation with people before arriving at his decision.
Olaleye was received at Ward 11, Ibadan North Local Government by the PDP chairman in the area, Seun Adelore.
The lawmaker said, “I went astray in the APC but I am back to the party that will form the next government in the state. The PDP is a moving train which boasted of huge followers and good leaders like former governor Rashidi Ladoja, Sarafadeen Alli and Senator Femi Lanlehin.
“I urge all Nigerians who love democracy to go and get their Permanent Voter Cards so as to determine who rules them. They should be fully involved in the democratic process come 2019.”
In his remarks, the party chairman in the council, Adelore, said the PDP had reorganised its house in the state and was ready to record huge victory in the 2019 elections.