– The former national secretary of PDP Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola said the downfall of the party was attributed to his exit from the party
– Oyinlola said he has never for once regretted dumping the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC)
– The former civilian governor of Osun state said the decision was a personal conviction having been humiliated and frustrated out of PDP
Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola the former national secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that his exit from the opposition party caused its downfall.
Oyinlola, who made the remark while answering questions in an Osogbo based radio station, ‘Rave FM’ programme named ‘Frank Talk,’ to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, on Friday, August 26, argued that a home built with insincerity of heart will definitely collapse.
The former national secretary who said he has never for once regretted dumping the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the decision was a personal conviction having been humiliated and frustrated out of the party.
The one time military governor of Lagos state and former civilian governor of Osun state attribued his success so far to God who he claimed has been fighting his battles.
“It is my own personal conviction to join politics and decamp to the APC. Those who believe in me followed me to the APC. It is my personal decision to be a politician and when I see that issues are not going to favour me and the people I represent, I took a good decision”.
“Let me remind our people that it was the removal of Oyinlola as secretary that led to the movement of those PDP governors that left the party for the APC. I warned them-the PDP! I made a press statement on the 13th of November 2013 where I told them pointedly that if I don’t return as secretary of the party, the PDP would stop being a ruling party.
“And I said the party would tear from top to bottom. God is answering the prayer now. After I made that statement, the next thing I heard from Chief Babatope was that Oyinlola was playing God. I told them that I was not playing God; that they are the ones that have cheated the son of God and he will fight for me. God is doing that happily.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the PDP to tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians for their disastrous 16-year rule that has left the people pauperised and traumatised.
The media aide to the chairman of the APC, Segun Dipe, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Monday, August 22. Dipe said the country’s resources were stolen and frittered away during past PDP administrations.