The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has lost one of its vibrant lawmaker in the state assembly, Hon. Olusegun Olaleye to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Radical, as Olaleye, who represents Ibadan North II constituency is known disclosed his decision to dump the party on Thursday.
Speaking while answering questions on why he adorned the same Ankara attire that members of the PDP wore to the state Assembly to show solidarity with recently elected Honourable Debo Ogundoyin, representing Ibarapa East constituency, the two-term lawmaker said he has left APC for good.
Olaleye, who later confirmed this to www.oyoinsight.com on the phone, said he had become a political disciple of former governor Rashidi Ladoja and aligned with whatever political party Ladoja was a member of currently and afterwards.
He said the happenings in the APC necessitated his defection.
He, however, said he is committed to the ideals of the breakaway faction of the APC, Unity Forum, explaining that “contrary to rumours the group has not joined any political party. The future is still very pregnant. I will, any moment from now, pick the membership form of the PDP.”
Hear him: Life is about dynamism and before I was under the political tutelage of Late Lam Adesina. Few weeks ago, I decided to take another historic, spiritual and political decision to be under the tutelage of a political leader in the state, former governor Rashidi Ladoja. I am under him presently and wherever you find him politically, there you will find me.
“I have decamped to Ladoja’s house in Bodija. For now, I, Honourable Olusegun Olaleye, am no longer with the All Progressives Congress (APC). I am now under the tutelage of Senator Rashidi Ladoja and wherever he is, tomorrow, you will find me there. The issue has to do with political, ideological departure from what it used to be.”