Akure – The Labour Party in Ondo State yesterday urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State to concentrate on their campaign rather than embarking on media stunts to score cheap political points.
This is in reaction to PDP’s claim that the Special Assistant to the governor of Ondo State on Special Interest, Mr. Jerry Akinwunmi, former local government caretaker chairman, Ilaje Local Government Area, Hon. Tola Alabere and the Personal Assistant to the senator representing Ondo South, Senator Boluwaji Kunlere, Hon Oluwanbe Olomu have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to the opposition party; “The former Labour Party leaders in Okitipupa area of the state officially joined the PDP at the local government rally of the party held at Okitipupa last weekend.
“They were received by the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, Chief Olusola Oke.
According to them they have discovered that the LP and her leaders do not possess the economic blueprint that can transform the state.
“They said the LP led government is not in any way interested in the development of the riverine area,” PDP said.
But the LP in disowning the decampees said through the Publicity Director of the Mimiko Campaign Organisation, MCO, Mr. Kolawole Olabisi; “LP has become the benchmark in Ondo State that even if anybody suffers any misfortunes in his day to day running, the LP must be responsible.
“The gentlemen above are no longer members of the LP. They belong to the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. It does, therefore, beats ones imagination that they should now lay claim to a party they left over a year ago.