Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State recently received many defectors from Accord, Labour, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) to the party.
In his address on the occasion, a two-time council chairman and one-time house of assembly member from the local government, Honourable Isiaka Adeola, explained that all the major parties in the state have been tested and they all failed.
“We have discovered that the solution to economic hardship and political imbalance in the state is in SDP and that solution is the leader of the party in the state, Mr Seyi Makinde, who I am happy to address as in-coming governor,” he said.
Adeola said that he spoke on behalf of the leaders of the Labour Party who are also defecting to SDP among who are Chief Isaac Olajide, Alhaji Diekola Mukaila and Alhaji Isiaka Ahmed.
In his speech, the Vice Chairman of Accord Party in the council area, Honourable Bashir Adesiyan, who spoke on behalf of other executive party chieftains such as Honourable Nureni Adeoye, Alhaji Tiamiyu Bako, Honourable Tiri Excellency and Mrs Olugbaroye said they were tired of imposition and lack of internal democracy prevalent in the Accord Party.
He said they believed the solution to Oyo State’s myriad of problems is for Seyi Makinde to govern the state.
In his welcome address, SDP chairman in Oyo State, Alhaji Kola Balogun, explained that the party is capable of turning the state around when the time comes.
While making his speech, the gubernatorial candidate of the party in 2015 election, Seyi Makinde, assured the defectors that the party would accord all members due respect.