A leader and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo state, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan has said he is happy to have joined family, friends and associates of Adebayo Adelabu to celebrate the Agbaakin Parakoyi of Ibadanland’s 50th Birthday in Ibadan last Monday.
In a chat with his followers at his Ibadan residence on Tuesday, Olopoeyan advised his people to always do away with politics of bitterness.
According to him, the beauty of politics is to accommodate every individuals irrespective of group, party and status.
In his words, “Why should you be confused that I went to an opposition birthday party ? It is a blessing to celebrate with whom God has blessed and still blessing. As a brother, he invited me to join him to celebrate his golden age not APC party birthday”
“Bayo Adelabu that I know is not for APC alone, he is for Ibadan and Oyo state, he is the son of the soil and we need to celebrate him when it needed”.
“I don’t play do or die politics, Adelabu is my brother, I need to always happy with him. Political participation is inter-woven; who knows, we can all be in the same party tomorrow? Akala, Folarin were once PDP bigwigs but today, they leaders in APC. Conversely, many of the APC leaders then are now with us in PDP, even in our government. Larger percent of Accord party leaders and chieftains settled for PDP in the state”
“In politics, you don’t live to add enemies but to look for more friends, associates” Olopoeyan said.
The party chieftain further said the best legacy a leader must leave for his people is to be tolerant and accommodating.
“Everyday should not be for politicking, as there should always be a time and day when all like-minds in the state are to come together to dine and wine”
“It was just a day of fun, I met long time political associates, who are now in APC at the party, we laughed, gist and later departed to our various homes, that how life should be not to just be opposing each other politically. There should be a time like that, where we can celebrate each other,” Olopoeyan concluded