The secretary of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Honourable Akinwale Akinwole, has confirmed his readiness to dump All Progressives Congress, APC, for People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
This is just the judgment of the Supreme Court is being awaited in the appeal filed by the state chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON.
This, OYOINSIGHT.COM learnt, cleared the rumours going round the state about his bid to defect to the Peoples Democratic party.
Akinwole, who is the proprietor of Ogbomoso United Football Club, while confirming the development said, “Yes, I am leaving APC for PDP very soon,” saying the formal declaration will come up in Ogbomoso, his hometown.
Speaking on why he is leaving the APC in spite of the tremendous roles he has actively and conspicuously played during the 2019 election for the ruling party, Wolekanle, as he is fondly called, said “Governor Seyi Makinde’s performance and magic touch turning Oyo State to cynosure of all eyes within little times, is a motivating factor, his plethora of achievements and quality style of governance is another sterling guality that really spurred me.”
He added that “those things are the genuine reasons why I made up my mind to join his party with a view to complementing his efforts in making Oyo state a better place worthy of living for both the people of Oyo state and the people across the federation.”
Wolekanle averred that he really appreciates the APC for the little opportunity bestowed on him to serve the party meritoriously and without any form of deformityg during his brief stint.
He therefore enjoined those left behind in the party not to waste time in joining Makinde in his effort to lead Oyo State to the promised land.
Asked if he is being pushed by his ambition to become a house of representatives member in the 2023 general election, Wolekanle said though he has ambition to contribute his quotas to the development of Ogbomoso in general, he said that the decision was taken after a due consultations across board and popular demand by his teeming followers to move into PDP.
“My interest is to serve my people people with the utmost interest in moving my country home cum Oyo State to the expected height, our people deserve better representation and because Governor Seyi Makinde is doing actively and positively well, if l am privileged to serve, l will definitely add value to his records of achievement and thus complement his efforts in taking Oyo state to the Eldorado.
Wolekanle also said; “Before l ventured into the mainstream of Nigerian politics, l have been assisting both the privileged and the less-privileged people in my own little way,” adding that he strongly believes that if he is involved in politics, he has no doubt in his mind that he would do more to make people laugh and enjoy the dividends of democracy.
Part of his contributions to his community includes financial supports to the less priviledged, artisans and traders, scholarship awards and educational succour to the brilliant and indigent students in tertiary institutions as well as annual JAMB coaching and procurement of JAMB forms to secondary schiol leaving students.
Akinwole, a graduate of Lagos State University, is the chief convener, Ogbomoso Ajilete Carnival, an annual sociol-cultural event that aims at promoting unity among the youths in Ogbomoso and the football club to encourage the younger ones, discover and build talents.