Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
The Saraki political leadership sunday got a major support as hundreds of the kinsmen of the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, Hon. Iyiola Oyedepo pledged their allegiance to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
Oyedepo and some state executive council of the party recently dumped the party and joined the All Progressives Congress in the State.
But, the members of the PDP from Isin Local Government Area (LGA) of the state, where the former party chairman hails from were led into the Saraki political dynasty by Chief Michael Oyinloye and Hon. Ayo Idowu; former Isin LGA chairman and member of the state House of Assembly respectively sunday.
Speaking at the ceremony in Ilorin, Idowu said the Isin PDP members decided to stay back in the party with Saraki as their leader because of the latter’s outstanding performance as former governor of Kwara State and as the Senate President.
“I want to assure you that 95 per cent of PDP members in Is in are with the Senate President. We shall deliver 100 per cent vote to PDP and our leader in 2019.”
In his remarks, Prince Michael Oyinloye debunked insinuations that PDP was dead in Isin with the defection of Hon. Oyedepo to the comatose All Progressives Congress (APC).
“We are the ones behind Oyedepo and we have refused to follow him to APC because we believe in Saraki’s leadership, “ he said.
The representative of women,Mrs Juliana Adebara, corroborated the earlier speakers as she declared “ the people of Isin remain in PDP and we shall work for the success of the party and Saraki in 2019
Welcoming the Isin people into the fold of Saraki dynasty, the Director General of ABS Constituency Office, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi, said” we are Happy to receive you good people of Isin local government into Saraki’s camp.
“We are particularly delighted that people from Isin, where former PDP chairman,Oyedepo comes from have come to Ilorin to pledge their allegiance to our leader, Dr Bukola Saraki.
“ On behalf of the Senate President, I want to assure you of fair treatment by the Saraki dynasty. We wholeheartedly welcome you to PDP under the leadership of Saraki. If this large number can come to Saraki fold from Isin local government, then there is no cause for alarm”