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I Brought Makinde Back Into Oyo PDP But… — Adeseun

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Sen. Ayoade Adeseun surely has an axe to grind with Governor Seyi Makinde and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Adeseun, while confirming his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC, earlier this morning on Fresh FM’s Political Circuit monitored by OYOINSIGHT.COM, said it was time to leave the PDP.
This newspaper recalls that Adeseun contested the governorship primaries with Makinde. Not satisfied with the result, he took Makinde and the PDP to court. Makinde, however, won the litigations.
The Surulere local government born politician who was a former member of the House of Representatives, represented Oyo Central senatorial district under the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, before defecting to PDP.
Explaining that he was the one that brought Makinde and many others back into PDP, he added that Makinde was a beneficiary of the rots in the party.
Hear him: “Well, it’s absolutely true because it’s most unfortunate that the PDP has basically become an everything goes party, especially at the National level. And when you have a national leadership that’s not forward looking, corrupt, that takes people for granted, it’s only fair that one looks for alternative platform to achieve one’s objective. I basically led those who rebuilt PDP after the 2015 imbroglio but it’s time to move on, this is my decision and I’m moving on to the APC which I see as a more veritable platform for achieving the goals we set for ourselves.
 
“The party structure in Oyo state was basically what I led people to build. We went through the wards, went through local governments up till the state level. Prior to that, the party was in shambles but we were able to build up. I brought Seyi Makinde back to PDP. The likes of former governor Rashidi Ladoja came back to the PDP because of the efforts we built to woo people back to the party. And we were confident that if there were to be free and fair primary, we will prevail. The national leadership changed the delegates list, we were the one who did the list, we knew who they were but they didn’t release it until the day of the primary. And when they came, all our delegates we brought to the stadium couldn’t find their names on the list which means they deliberately engineered the list. And that’s the game the leadership played.
“With the way I looked at it, I actually don’t think Governor Makinde is responsible for this. He just happened to be a beneficiary the rots at the National level of PDP”
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