A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Commissioner for Health during the administration of late governor Abiola Ajimobi’s, Dr Azeez Adedutan on Tuesday declared support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde.
Adeduntan said Makinde, who is the current governor of the state remained the best man that can move the state forward considering his performance out of the leading governorship candidates in the state.
Speaking in Ibadan at a press briefing, Adedutan described APC primary in the state as fraud, recalling that Adeduntan contested the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship primaries won by Teslim Folarin, a three-term senator.
He said, “I’ve never seen what happened in APC in the last nine months of the primary of APC since I’ve joined politics.
“To forestall accusations of anti party activities and my unwavering commitment for truth, justice, equity and fair play; and after full consultations with my supporters; throughout the 33 LGA of OYO State, I AZEEZ POPOOLA ADEDUNTAN, the OSI BASORUN OF IBADAN LAND, hereby resign my membership of APC effective today, TUESDAY February 21st and defecting to PDP to support my brother, SEYI Makinde for a well deserved 2nd term and BOLA AHMED TINUBU, as the next president of NIGERIA.
“Since I have been excluded; through fraud and electoral heist, for which we were and are ready anytime for a civil action suit, either for slander or libel by any APC ticket holder, who feels injured by our factual statements above, being a fact and material witness; either by originating summons or writ of summons; in any federal court, in the last nine months of the pseudo OYO 2022 primaries.
“Fraudulent ticket holders in APC are now prowling the streets and roads of OYo State as legitimate candidates.
“A man that cannot stand for truth, equity, fairness and justice, will fall for anything.
“For Oyo State indigenes and our youth especially, it is important to point out to them; that the worst form of corruption is electoral fraud; as it imposes unwanted candidates on the populace, who will never answer to the voters, but the fraudulent elements that implanted them into offices.
“My foray into politics was a child of circumstance, specifically driven to serve and help in bringing good governance to Oyo State primarily, and NIGERIA secondarily. Since all politics are local, as is done in the USA and other civilised world.
“This was more so, when Oyo State became notorious for brigandage, with hoodlums and NURTW members prowling OYO State roads and streets and the state became unruly and a war zone in 2011”, he said.