Some people call him a traitor for switching allegiance just days to the Osun State governorship election, but former Osun state Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has blamed the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), especially President Goodluck Jonathan for his exit from the PDP.
Oyinlola defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday at a well-attended mega rally in Osogbo as they drummed support for Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s second term bid.
According to him, President Jonathan and other national leaders of the PDP were responsible for his suspension as the National Secretary of the PDP, a development, which he said, occasioned his exit from the party.
He also said that President Jonathan was responsible for his removal from office in 2010. “I hold Jonathan responsible for my removal from office as the Governor of Osun state in 2010.”
Oyinlola told newsmen at his GRA residence in Osogbo on Wednesday that his love for the people and his intention to cater for the welfare of the populace influenced his defection to the APC.
He noted that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida and the senate President, Dr David Mark did their best to ensure that he was returned as National Secretary of the party but to no avail.
This, he said, made it clear to him that President Jonathan did not want him in the PDP, hence his resolve to leave the party for him and others that he wanted in the party.
Describing the APC as the only formidable party in the country, Oyinlola said that his decision to join the party was as a result of the ideology of the party and the performances of its governors.
He declared that he would not miss anything in the PDP, just as he assured that his relationship with members of the party would not be affected by his defection to the APC.