Special Assistant to the Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko on Political Mobilisation, Mosunmola Awotula, popularly known as iron lady, has led hundreds of members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to defect into the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Irele Local Government Area.
Among the defectors were Ayaki of Ireleland Chief Olorunda Ikuemelo, PDP Vice Chairman in Ward Four Dayo Olajide, Comrade Ademuwagun Fakomogbo, Comrade Soji Olowotimehin, Madam Aderotoye Abike, Akinbamiro Ojuetimi, Olayinka Moyo and Comrade Adebayo Adegoroye.
The defectors were received into the APC by Ade Adetimehin the party’s deputy state chairman who assured them of equal treatment and also urged them to preach the gospel of APC and mobilise others into the party.
Mrs. Awotula who spoke on behalf of others said: PDP “is a party of broken promises, which has inflicted pains on the people”.
“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.
She added: “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.”
One of the leaders, Ikuemelo, described the PDP as “a dilapidated building”, saying they left the party before it collapses on them.
He said the PDP would soon become a dead party with no strength within the state as assured that the APC would be victorious in the November 26 governorship election.