By Babalola Lukman Laleye
A Federal House of Representatives member and Chairman, House Committee on Informationn, National Orientation and Ethics, Hon. Odebunmi Segun Dokun who is representing Ogo-Oluwa/Surulere federal constituency led over 5000 members of the People Democratic Party PDP to the All Progressives Congress APC at a meeting in Iresaadu today.Hon Odebunmi popularly called Bunvic by his associates was the only surviving Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, member from Oyo state in the Federal House Of Representatives, Hon Odebunmi who was Council Chairman and his supporters have finally dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC alongside his teeming supporters According to an online newspaper, INISDE OYO,Odebunmi and his supporters defected to APC after a thorough deliberation,the motion to drop PDP was raised by Mr Bode Akanni and seconded by Chief Olaniyan Olatunji from Surulere local government.
Chief Isaac Olawale Atayese said the defection was necessitated by the injustice and unfair treatment meted out to them after the reconciliation at the state level.Atayese,who had earlier been nominated to coordinate the PDP in Ogo Oluwa, said”those who returned to party have hijacked the system and refuse to give us breathing space.””In the face of struggle,we waited and won election;we were not consumed by the tsunami that affected many people but the only way they feel they can compensate us is by relegating us to the background.””The don’t allow internal democracy to work in the party,they are encouraging impunity and we cannot be part of it anymore, we need to move on,”he explained.In his speech, Hon Segun Odebunmi said “the resolve to join APC is influenced by the decision of his people and political associates,”adding “since my early days in politics I have not been taking decision on my own;apart from God,my people are the next and they have been very supportive.
So whatever they say I do.“Immediately we discovered that the leaders in PDP are not ready for genuine reconciliation,I told them to interface with people and decide on where to go and that is the result of what we are doing today and I am sure that our movement to APC will bring more goods and development to our people.Odebunmi also used to declared his support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid, the two-term federal lawmaker assured that the president would bring the desired transformation to Nigeria.