South West PDP describes Daniel, Omisore’s defection as movement within same party
The South-West Zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the defection of former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore and former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, to All Progressives Congress (APC) as a movement within the same party.
In a statement yesterday, PDP South-West Zonal Director of Media and Publicity, Lere Olayinka, said the development was not only funny but laughable, saying: “That will be the first time politicians in Nigeria will be decamping from APC to APC.”
The major opposition party said it was obvious that the duo of Daniel and Omisore had long defected to APC when the former Ogun State governor openly worked against the interest of PDP to support Governor Dapo Abiodun in the 2019 governorship election while Omisore deliberately compromised the smooth and clear victory of PDP to Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the 2018 governorship election in Osun State.
Olayinka said by the action of Daniel a few hours after the results of the 2019 presidential election was declared, it was obvious that he was among the double-agents who sold the PDP out during the election.
“To us in the South-West PDP, APC can keep celebrating defections from the party back to the party. The party can even tell Nigerians tomorrow that President Muhammadu Buhari has decamped to the APC. That won’t still change the fact that its government from federal to states have failed woefully.
“It is on record that Otunba Gbenga Daniel openly declared and worked for the APC in the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State. He did that less than 72 hours after the PDP lost the presidential election in which he was the campaign director-general.
“Since 2019, his main men have been holding key appointments in the APC government of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
“As for Senator Omisore, even a five-year-old baby knows that he has been in APC since 2018 and he openly campaigned for the party during the 2019 general elections.
“He was even appointed as sub-Chairman of Finance Committee for the inauguration of President Buhari for a second term.
“So, which defection are they talking about again? Is it a second wave of defection or revalidation of defection?
“It appears that either the APC is so desperate to continue with the deceit about its existence and acceptability in the minds of Nigerians or some people are looking for money or appointment against integrity, hence this news of defection from APC to APC,” the statement said.