Honourable Mayowa Akinfolarin, the member representing Ileoluji-Okeigbo/Odigbo federal constituency in the house of representatives, who was elected under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), has just decamped to the All Progressives Congress(APC).
At the ceremonious event held at government field in Ore, the commercial city of Odigbo local. Thousands of his political followers from the six localgovernment areas in his senatorial district were gathered in solidarity with him on his decision to join his new party. It was also seen that all his supporters from different political parties also decamp with this big fish in the political space of ondo state politics.
It was indeed a great crowd to behold when the great mover and shaker of the Ondo south politics, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Honourable ,Hon mayowa Akinfolarin on friday decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Honourable Mayowa Akinfolarin, who was a deputy speaker in the Ondo state house of Assembly, it will be recalled defected to APC on Friday .
The Governor of Ondo state state and his deputy , a former speaker of Ondo state House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Victor Olabimtan, and other big wigs in the party were on the ground to receive the lawmaker into APC fold.
He also handed over the APC flag and muffler to Honourable Mayowa Akinfolarin
However, briefing newsmen alongside APC leaders , Gov Akeredolu and few APC members, Honourable Akinfolarin said that he decided to join the APC because PDP has been factionalised, stressing that he was “happy to come to a better and well aligned party ”.
According to him, “The former PDP which I belong to were totally factionalised. Because of the faction, a house divided can not stand. We have tried under the leadership of the party to put things straight rather what we got was going worst. He was only trying to put things straight to stop impunity in the former party”.
He added that, his departure was to bring dividends of democracy to my people and join hands together so that Nigeria can be better.
Speaking on the defection, The state Governor Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu commended the defected lawmaker for his political philosophy and ideology in debating issues on the floor since the beginning of the 8th Assembly and his leadership role in this part of the state.