The embattled Alliance for Democracy, (AD) in Oyo state has finally fused into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state ahead of the 2023 general elections in the country.
Oyo state PDP Publicity Secretary, Engr Akeem Olatunji made this known in a statement in Ibadan over the weekend.
The PDP Publicity Secretary stressed that AD also released its state party secretariat, furnitures, party buses and vehicles and other facilities as donations to ensure Gov Seyi Makinde won second term
According to Engr Olatunji in the statement “it is indeed a thing of joy, honour and pride that the AD has finally fussed up into our great party in Oyo state and that is an attestation to the Makinde’s delivery of good governance and spreading happiness across the state regardless of your tribe or religion”.
“Following the unprecedented landmark achievements of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde within three years in office a political party founded by Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo disciples like Late Pa Adesanya, late Chief Bola Ige, Pa Adebanjo and others, the Alliance for Democracy (AD) has collapsed its entire party structure in Oyo state into PDP” , he said.
Engr Olatunji added, “the practice of democracy and delivery of good governance is not about politicians deceitfully professing to be progressive by mouth and very retrogressive by deeds and actions, or going about in baba Awolowo’s style of outfits or style of his signature cap but by genuinely emulating them in deeds and conducts as founding fathers of our democratic system.”
“Our new brothers and sisters from the AD are assured of equal rights and opportunities at both party and government levels because in PDP it is always about fairness and justice for all. So, we welcome them into our fold with open arms and together we shall make Oyo state greater.”
The PDP Publicity Secretary noted, “AD, which was an offshoot of the Action Group of the late political sage, Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo also collapsed its entire party structure into the PDP in Oyo state following what was described as Makinde’s leadership as a replica of Late Awolowo’s style and approach to governance.
In the statement, Engr Olatunji pointed out that the ” National Leader of AD, Honourable Babs Oduyoye, who is a former member of the Federal House of Representatives and Hon Tunde Tijani, leader of the party in the state led the AD leadership and members into PDP “,
“AD has in addition to the collapse of its party structure also released its assets which include state party Secretariat, furnitures, party buses and vehicles and other facilities as donations to ensure Seyi Makinde wins for second term of office.”