Ex-Ogun PDP chairman defects to APC, says former party lacks vision, ideology

Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta

A former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Engr. Bayo Dayo has dumped his party for the the All Progressives Congress.

He said that PDP lacks vision and ideology to give hope to the common man, noting that he joined the ruling party when he saw the people-oriented projects and developments embarked upon by Governor Dapo Abiodun

Dayo, who is also a one-time chairman of Ijebu North Local Government Area, stressed that his defection and that of his loyalists to APC became imperative because of the sincerity and commitment Abiodun has for the people of the state

“As the PDP is now bedevilled with inconsistencies in ideology and vision to significantly give hope to the common man.” he said

The former PDP chairman went further, “I am convinced of this administration’s sincerity and commitment to the well-being of the people, and I have seen this administration demonstrate it irrespective of party affiliation or religious leaning.

“The Governor has governed with every sense of decorum and responsibility, touching the lives of the people across the social strata.

“These vivid convictions prompted my decision to bring my loyalists to join the APC, not because I was offered money but I come of my own volition since the administration walks its talk and I want a better life for my people, loyalists and we can no longer be behind the fence.”

Welcoming the former PDP chairman and his loyalists to the party at Ward 3, Omen, Ijebu North Local Government Area, on behalf of the Governor, Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr Olatokunbo Talabi said Engr. Bayo Dayo is a man who is passionate about the development and upliftment of the downtrodden.

He noted that his decision to join the APC with his loyalists was purely because he has seen what he expects of a government from the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration.

Talabi said: “Even as a critic of our administration, we have remained focused and amenable to changes and people-oriented initiatives which has, in turn, fascinated the opposition to our party.”

The SSG reiterated the governor’s policy of treating every member of the party with due respect irrespective of when they join the party.

He opined that Engr. Dayo has been convinced of what the Governor is doing to make life more abundant for the people, which propelled he and his loyalists to take the bold step in joining the “Building Our Future Together” agenda for a more prosperous Ogun State.

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