The Ondo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday said that the two chieftains who defected to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, were driven by personal interests, dictated by their individual ambitions.
The party was reacting to the defection of the Former Director-General Technical Aids Corps, Dr Pius Osunyikanmi and Senator Ayo Akinyelure to the APC
The Ondo PDP Director of publicity, Ayo Fadaka, said in a statement in Akure that the two party members have by their actions began a journey to political irrelevance.
“They have just began a journey into political irrelevance, and as such are bereft of any capability to injure the spread and influence of our Party in this State.
“We take very serious view of the action of these gentlemen and have since come to the conclusion that their action is absolutely propelled by personal goals which is dictated by their individual ambitions which cannot be achieved in the PDP”, Fadaka said.
Meanwhile the APC hailed the defection of Osunyikanmi and Akinyelure as a morale booster for the party ahead of the 2016 governorship election in the state.
The Ondo APC Director of Media and Publicity, Steve Olatoro, who stated this while welcoming the two chieftains of the PDP to their midst, commended their courage to align with the Change agenda.