PDP Vanguard, a group within Oyo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which is mainly supporters of governor , Seyi Makinde, has explained that that members decided to work for emergence of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Teslim Folarin because of Makinde sacrificed the electoral fortunes of PDP national assembly candidates for his personal ambition.
The group said in a statement by its Coordinator Engr. Akeem Adeyemi that its members have decided to rise up against Makinde’s political ambition in the future, as he did for the presidential candidate of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
PDP Vanguard said aside working against party’s candidates, arrogance and selfishness of Makinde in the last four years has crippled the party in the state.
PDP Vanguard made a reference to a video that went viral on the social media in the last few days where former special adviser to Governor Makinde on Diaspora, Hon. Bolanle Sarumi vowed to work against the governor for his lackadaisical attitude towards members of the party.
Speaking further on their defection, PDP Vanguard which has 190,000 members across the state said some of its members attended a recent meeting called by the governor where Makinde told them that he had an agreement with Tinubu that he would join APC if he wins elections.
The statement reads; ” Its supprising that Makinde could expect us to work for his second term ambition when he arrogantly and deliberately ignored many warnings to support our presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. We can’t stay in the same party with such a betrayal.
“We agree with bolanle Sarumi’s outburst that those that worked against PDP national assembly candidates must sink. Some of our members only attended the meeting he called to listen to his trash. Makinde has proved to be a serial betrayal and we shall pay him back on Saturday.
“We therefore warn him and his co-travellers to be careful of their sponsored propaganda against Senator Teslim Folarin whom we have had a working relationship with while in our party.
“We all know that you are behind the recent attacks on his personality and it cannot safe you on Saturday. Politics has gone beyond killing someone in the name of another candidate, using religious sentiment and your other antics. Our people know the truth” the statement concluded.