A two-term Commissioner in Ondo State and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Odigbo Local Government area of Ondo State, Mrs. Margaret Akinsuroju, has decamped to the ruling Party the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Akinsuroju who decamped to the APC alongside with other four thousand of her followers in the area, said their decisions to relinquished from their former party and pinch their tents with the APC was aimed towards contributing their quotas to the changes and development currently embarked upon by the Akeredolu-led administration in the state.
The former Commissioner who cited various in-house problems confronting their former party as one of the reasons that led to their decamp, explained that if they continue to remain in the party their hope and aspirations of contributing to the masses-oriented programmes of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu may not be realized in their former party.
She explained that her group who were numbered about four thousand cut across the length and breadth of the local government were also passionate about changing Ondo state for good, as encapsulated as one of the cardinal programmes of the present administration in Ondo State.
Akinsuroju , who is also a former member Ondo State Hospital Management Board, submitted that the decision of large numbers of his group to dump the PDP has brought an end to the party in the local government.
She pledged the readiness of his group to always abide with the rules and regulations of the APC and ensure its success in any future elections. Equally used the occasion to commended President Mohammad Buhari-led administration over what she described as systematic approach to the problem of insurgency in the country.
The former Commissioner who used the occasion to make passionate appeal to the Caretaker Chairman of local government, Prince George Adenikinju to use his position to remember the completion of the road that led to her community Igburowo that was abandoned by the last administration in the state.
Receiving the new members, the Ondo State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Ismaila Olurimisi, congratulated Mrs. Akinsuroju and her group over their decisions to be part of the history of transforming Ondo State for good.
The Commissioner while assuring the new members of equal treatment, urged them to unite with the leaders of the party in the area and ensure that peace, progress and stability continue to take its full stand in the party.
While welcoming the new members, the Commissioner stressed the need for them to cooperate with the party, noted that several achievements recorded by the Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administrationin in Ondo State in the last few months is a clear indication that APC is a progressive party.
He mentioned some of the achievements to include, establishment of road network across the state, preparation of the state for industrial development through creation of the enabling enviroment and incentive, ensuring peace in the state, transparency and accountability as well as good welfare package for workers are clear indications of good governance.
Several leaders of the party in the area which includes, Prince George Adenikinju, Caretaker Chairman of Odigbo local government, a member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Akin Fashogbon as well as a Special Adviser to Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Political Matters, Mr. Tunji Fabiyi commended the new members and advised them to be loyal to the party.
The highpoint of the event held at the APC secretariat Ore, headquarters of Odogbo local government was attended by several members of the party in the council area, chairmen of the party in the area as well as party Stewart’s among others.