BREAKING: ‘Radical Brother,’ Two-term Ex-OYHA Member Exits PDP, Returns To APC


    In what could be described as a new year shocker, a two-term former member of Oyo State House of Assembly, Olusegun Olaleye, has dumped the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the his former party— All Progressives Congress, APC.

    Radical Brother, as the former president of University of Ibadan students union and National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, is known, made this known in a statement sent to OYOINSIGHT.COM early Monday morning.

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    This newspaper recalls that Radical Brother, who represented Ibadan North state constituency 2 between 2011 and 2019 on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN and later APC, contesting the PDP house of representatives’ ticket in Ibadan North federal constituency for the 2023 election.

    In the resignation letter entitled Resignation Of My membership from peoples democratic party”, he said his decision to dump the ruling party was borne out of his conviction to support the presidential aspiration of Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the APC and other candidates of the party.

    “I, Honourable Olusegun Olaleye, popularly known as Radical Brother, a two-term former member of Oyo state house of assembly and former federal house of representatives aspirant hereby resign from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with immediate effect.

    “This decision is borne out of my conviction to support the presidential aspiration of Sen. Bola Tinubu under the banner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and this informed the major reason I decided to be on the same party platform with him and return home to my former party.

    “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gave all for our success at the poll in Oyo State under the banner of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2011 and I was part of that government as honourable member from Ibadan North Constituency 2.

    “It is of course a payback time for our leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and we will do all within our power to mobilize for his victory at the presidential polls and that of every candidate of APC, including Sen. Teslim Folarin, at every level in Oyo state.

    “To my people in PDP family, I wish everyone of you well, and to Engineer Olasunkanmi Joseph Tegbe, I will miss not being in the same party platform with you. However, our friendship and relationship remains.

    “Bearing in mind the new development, the noble journey to re-build the broken wall of Jericho of APC in Oyo state has begun and with God on our side, we will prove ourselves and get there,” he said.

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