Ahead of the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, the Special Assistant to Governor Olusegun Mimiko on Political Mobilization, Hon. Mosunmola Awotula, popularly called “iron lady” has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with her supporters in Irele Local Government Area of the state.
Hon. Awotula, who spoke on behalf of the defectors at a reception yesterday, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a party of broken promises, which has inflicted pains on the people of the state.
She also stated that Governor Mimiko has ran out of ideas and can no longer deceive and cajole the people of the state into voting for the PDP.
“We are the strong leaders of the PDP in Irele, I have been a woman leader in ward 2, after that I became organising secretary before Mimiko came to PDP.
“When Mimiko defect to PDP, he rendered us, the executive members useless and refused to carry us along in the scheme of things, that shows that Mimiko is a selfish leader”, she said.
Also explaining why they left PDP, Ayaki of Irele land, Chief Olorunda Ikuemelo, likened the party to a dilapidated building that had to be evacuated before it collapses on the occupants.
Chief Ikuemelo said the PDP in the state will soon become a dead party with no strength within the sunshine state.
He stressed that with their exit, there is no PDP in Irele local government anymore, assuring that the APC will occupy the Ondo Government House come November 26.
Receiving the defectors into the party, the deputy chairman of APC in Ondo State, Engineer Ade Adetimehin, assured them of equal treatment, saying “no founder, no joiner”.
He also enjoined them to preach the gospel of APC and mobilize others into the party.
Adetimehin, however, pointed out that the defectors must work together with leaders of the party in the area to ensure that APC wins the community in the coming election.
Among those that dumped the PDP for APC in Irele LGA were Ayaki of Irele land, Chief Olorunda Ikuemelo; PDP Vice Chairman in ward Four, Dayo Olajide; Comrade Ademuwagun Fakomogbo, Comrade Soji Olowotimehin and Madam Aderotoye Abike.
Others included Akinbamiro Ojuetimi, Olayinka Moyo and Comrade Adebayo Adegoroye.