By Kayode Adeoti
The embattled chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwara State chapter, has said that there is no big deal about the defection of some of the party chieftains to the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC)
Speaking with Pilot Politics last night, he said the defection of some of the party members is coming on the heels of the forthcoming local government and general elections in the state.
Oyedepo added that defection is not news again in Nigeria, adding that politics is not being practiced in its truism again.
According to him, “People want to join the platform that has something to offer”
He maintained that the development will not have any implication on the party in the coming poll saying as people are leaving the party, others will always associate with it.
He however condemned the defection of the PDP member, Abubakar Ndakene in Edu Local Government, saying the action does not portray him as a man of good character
He said, “Politics is based on principle and ideology, people that left PDP now are those ones who are pursuing ambition at all cost, but such people are not upright in character.
Oyedepo also noted that Kwara PDP is strongly supporting the leadership of the national caretaker chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, saying he believes the judgement of the Supreme Court will favour him.
He also reiterated that he remained the chairman of the party in Kwara State, adding that he has been the only one representing the party in Abuja all along.
He added that the Prince Sunday Fagbemi led-faction of the party would soon come under the canopy of his leadership.
“As far as Kwara PDP is concerned, no one is claiming to be on the same page with Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, so mending our differences will be something amicable because we belong to one family. Once they’ve realised that we don’t have faction in Kwara, that means they will come under my leadership.