FORMER Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Alhaji Sarafadeen Ishola, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State.
Ishola who was a former Secretary to the State Government in a statement made available to Tribune Online said he left PDP because of the protracted legal battle and factionalisation within the party.
He said he took the decision after wider consultation with his followers and associates.
He said, “I am leaving PDP because of the unending legal battle in Ogun state; this leading to a protracted crisis in the party. You will recall that the same legal battle was responsible for the failure of the PDP in Ogun State in the Year 2011 general elections and the electoral defeat of the party in the Year 2015.
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“It is very clear that If you continue to do the same thing, the same way, you can’t get a different result. Moreover, an intractable crisis less than one year to general elections will spell doom for the party. Having decided to leave PDP, I embarked on wide consultations across the country, particularly in Ogun Central Senatorial District on the next line of action.
“Across the nation, the general opinion of my associates is that a former minister should play politics in a party with the national spread. In addition, all politics is local and the opinion of leaders and various political stakeholders in Ogun Central is to join APC.
“The reason they adduced is the facelift of Abeokuta, the state capital and the infrastructural development of Ogun State by the APC government led by the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration”.
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