We Remain Loyal To The PDP, Lawmakers Say

PDP Lawmaker
Hon. Victor Akande

By Ogbolu George with agency report

Despite the continuous leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the remaining members of the party in the Lagos State House of Assembly, have pledge to remain loyal to the party.

The two remaining members of the PDP, Victor Akande (Ojo Constituency) and Dipo Olorunrinu (Amuwo Odofin I Constituency) said on Monday that the crisis in PDP did not warrant defection.

Six members of the PDP in the Assembly had on Thursday defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), citing the current leadership crisis rocking party.

The defectors were led by the Minority Leader, Akeem Bello (Amuwo Odofin II) and Minority Whip, Mosunmola Sangodara (Surulere II)

Others that defected include, Olusola Sokunle (Oshodi/Isolo I), Jude Idimogu (Oshodi/Isolo II), Dayo Famakinwa (Ajeromi Ifelodun II) and Fatai Oluwa (Ajeromi/Ifelodun I).

Hon. Akande, expressed dissatisfaction that the defectors abandoned the party on which platform they were elected, saying that their attitude showed that they would abandon APC when in crisis.

”I have no plan to defect to another party,” he said.

He, however, regretted that the PDP crisis had made some of its members to leave.

Also speaking on the same issue, Olorunrinu said that leadership crisis was not peculiar to PDP and would not make him to defect to another party.

He said he believed in loyalty and would therefore remain loyal to the PDP.

Dipo Olorunrinu expressed confidence in the ability of the party to overcome its challenges.


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