Former Osun state governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola will today in Osogbo defect to the state’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
We hear the APC in Osun state are very excited about the potentials Oyinlola’s defection will portend for the party. Oyinlola’s defection to the APC is also expected to boost Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s chances in Saturday’s election
Oyinlola’s defection to APC was first announced by the incumbent governor, Aregbesola. At a recent campaign in Iwo, the governor said:
“When the PDP was united as one party, we defeated them. Now the good ones among them have left and are now with us. All former elected governors in the state are now with Aregbesola.
“The first elected governor, Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke, is with us; the second governor, Baba (Bisi) Akande is with us. The third governor Omo’ba (Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola), is also with us. I can say this but they cannot say it.
“But a former deputy governor, who was chased away from office is the one they are banking on to win the election, they are joking.
“Their candidate has never won any election and he cannot win this one. The only election he won was a gift to him from the prince and he did not win but the election was manipulated for him.”