Osoba, Amosun’s deputy, Senators & others dump APC in Ogun

Former Ogun State governor, Olusegun Osoba and the current Deputy Governor, Segun Adesegun, have defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Social Democratic Party, SDP.

It was gathered that aside Osoba and the deputy, three APC senators from the state and six members of House of Representatives had also joined the SDP.

Senators Adegbenga Kaka, Gbenga Obadara and Akin Odunsi, who represent Ogun East, Ogun Central and Ogun West have all signed out of the party.

Similarly, the members of the House of Representatives, Kunle Adeyemi, Babatunde Olabode, Olumide Osoba, Abiodun Abudu, Odeleye Kehinde and Bukunola Buraimo have also left the APC.

It was gathered that Amosun’s deputy, Adesegun had on October 24 sent a letter to him, accusing him of starving his office of funds, and allocating old vehicles to him.

Adesegun in the letter personally signed to the governor advised Amosun to fear God and lead with sincerity, hence his hope of getting return ticket would hit the rocks.

A part of the letter obtained by Punch reads, “Your Excellency, while writing this letter, my thoughts race to my university days in Ile-Ife, Osun State where I joined a group of bikers travelling around the country out of youthful exuberance.

“During this period, one of my pastimes was reading inscriptions on cars and buses to amuse myself. In 1978, I witnessed a fatal accident near a big tree at Alakia Junction in Ibadan on the way to Ile-Ife involving a white Peugeot 504 station wagon. Nearly everybody in the car died; shockingly there were several amulets hung over the car that had the word ‘I shall return’ boldly inscribed on both sides. Unfortunately, it did not return. I therefore conclude that we all must fear God.”

Kaka and Obadara confirmed the defection of the politicians to Punch on Wednesday.

When asked to be specific on Osoba and Adesegun, he said, “All of us; we will soon have a formal unveiling.”

Kaka also disclosed that Osoba and the National Assembly members loyal to him had started consultations and sensitisation visits to the Local Government Areas in the state.He said, “What we are doing currently is that we are going about to the local governments to sensitise the people of the need to register and get their permanent voter cards.

“But we have not formally defected. You know that if someone wants to defect to another party, it must be done formally, so we need to do that.”

On his part, Obadara said, “Yes, I am in the SDP. But it has not been made formal; we are in the process of making it formal. In fact, all the senators and members of the House of Representatives are also in the SDP.

“We are out to rescue Ogun State from recklessness and provide good governance. We are not going to run a government of my friends, my school mates and my family.”

Adesegun on his part said he would always be in a party where his leader(Osoba) belonged.

He said, “Osoba is our leader, I am talking about politics in Yorubaland. Nobody can create leaders for us in Ogun State”.


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