The rank and file of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo State chapter, was, yesterday, depleted, following the defection of hundreds of members and chieftains of the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Coordinator of the PDP Support Group (PSG) in the state, Bode Obanla, who led the decampees from four local councils of Akoko South-West, Akoko South-East, Akoko North-West, and Akoko North-East in Ondo North Senatorial District, said that the move to be in the progressive fold is imperative.
According to him, the decision was made in good faith and not because of any rancour within the party, but particularly to ensure that his followers get their fair share of governance.
Obanla stressed that with his 15-year stint in the opposition, the strides of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, as well as the calibre of politicians representing the axis in the National Assembly, cannot be overlooked.
He maintained that the administration of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, would no doubt bring about the much-anticipated turnaround in the country.
Besides, he gave the assurance that the Presidency of Tinubu would be a breath of fresh air, stressing that he wanted to be part of the instrument of that succour.