By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
At least 16 Local Government Coordinators/Field Officers and two apex members of the campaign vessel of a former governorship aspirant under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, tagged “Idera De Movement,” have dumped the organisation to join the “Imole De” of Senator Ademola Adeleke within the same party.
The former Ogunbiyi’s field officers in a press statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday gave various reasons why they decided to join the Adeleke Dynasty version of the PDP in the state.
The spokesman of the former Ogunbiyi’s campaign field officers, Hon. Kingsley Awosiyan from Ife-Central Local Government Council Area of Osun State, alleged their former political principal of glaring flirtation with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) both in Osun and neigbouring states.
He said the result of the totality of their assessment, evaluation and appraisal of the activities and disposition of their former principal to the PDP plight in the state was indicative of the fact that it would continue to have a negative effect on the fortune of the party either now or in the nearest future.
Awosiyan disclosed that having weighed all the prevailing options in the scheme of running the party with a view to making a tangible impression in the day-to-day activities of the party, himself and his colleagues arrived at a conclusion to unequivocally go with Senator Ademola Adeleke.
He declared that himself and his colleagues ceased to be campaign field officers of Idera De Movement, the campaign organisation of Dr Akin Ogunbiyi henceforth.
The former aggrieved campaign field officers who reminded their former principal that they served him diligently and with absolute loyalty stated that they were surprised that they were being sidelined in recent activities in the movement.
They, however, pledged to work conscientiously in their new political abode to ensure overall victory for the PDP in all future elections in the state.
They specifically acknowledged the positive intervention of the Adeleke Dynasty in order to improve the fortune of the PDP in the state.