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Oyinlola Blames Jonathan for His Exit from PDP


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Nigeria

August.07.2014

Former Osun State Governor, Mr. Olagunsoye Oyinlola, yesterday said the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and President Goodluck Jonathan were responsible for his exit from the party.
Oyinlola  had on Tuesday defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said the president and other national leaders of the PDP were responsible for his suspension as the National Secretary of the party, a development, which he said, occasioned his exit from the party.
Speaking with journalists in Osogbo yesterday,  Oyinlola noted that his love for the people and his intention to cater for the welfare of the populace influenced his defection to the APC.

He said former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida and the Senate President, David Mark, did their best to ensure that he was returned as  Secretary of the party but to no avail.

Oyinlola, who opined that his closeness to Obasanjo was responsible for his long suffering in the PDP, recalled that his travails in the party was dated back to 2011 when the president consulted him on his intention to contest the presidential election.

He noted that a former National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, contributed to his travails in the PDP, pointing out that Tukur initially influenced his suspension as the National Secretary of the party shortly after his emergence.

He described the APC as the only formidable party in the country, saying that his decision to join the party was as a result of the ideology of the party and the performances of the governors of the party.
Oyinlola also stressed that President Jonathan was responsible for his removal from office in 2010, saying, “I hold Jonathan responsible for my removal from office as the Governor of Osun State in 2010.”

He declared that he would not miss anything in the PDP, just as he promised that his relationship with members of the party would not be affected by his defection to the APC.

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

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