November 28, 2022



2023: A recent have a look at never-ending political migration in Oyo state

BAYO AGBOOLA in Ibadan, forward of the 2023 normal elections, offers an replace on the various instances of cross-carpeting by politicians from one political get together to the opposite in Oyo state.

The political environment in Oyo state in the previous couple of months has witnessed a flurry of occasions, the nice, the dangerous and the ugly, most particularly, what might finest be described as an never-ending exodus of politicians from throughout the nooks and crannies of the state to different events.

The criss-crossing of political events by politicians within the state is all in a scheme to contest the approaching 2023 normal elections, significantly, the State Home of Meeting and the highest of all of it, the race to the Agodi Authorities Home.

There are different classes of defectors, the newest being those that are leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) in protest of the selection of a Muslim-Muslim Ticket just lately made by its candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In Oyo state, presently, politicians within the state are, greater than earlier than on every day foundation, turning to what can finest be described as cell politicians going by the wave of motion from one political get together to a different looking for tickets to contest for positions within the 2023 normal elections significantly the Home of Meeting, Home of Representatives and the Senatorial seats.

On the final rely, the ruling get together within the state, the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) and the primary opposition get together within the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) gave the impression to be the worst hit.

Their devoted are shifting of their droves into the Accord Occasion and the New Nigerian Peoples Occasion (NNPP), amongst others, which grew to become extra pronounced instantly after the first elections within the two main political events within the state.

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For instance, within the ruling get together, PDP, it is sort of a volcano, an eruption of defectors up to now few months with outstanding figures within the get together together with the serving deputy governor of the state, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, and the serving Senator for Oyo South Senatorial District, Dr Kola Balogun unceremoniously leaving the get together for the APC amidst allegations that Governor Makinde allegedly favoured one other aspirant in opposition to his seat for the 2023 normal elections .

The state of affairs can also be comparable within the All Progressives Congress (APC) camp within the state with main key figures within the get together dumping APC for an additional political get together, largely the Accord Occasion to safe tickets to contest the 2023 normal elections in Oyo state following unresolved controversy leading to disaster over the get together’s main election in any respect ranges in and throughout the state.

Until date, it’s on file that APC in Oyo state has misplaced to Accord Occasion key politicians together with the get together’s governorship candidate within the 2019 normal elections, Chief Adebayo Adelabu and the likes of Chief Rotimi Ajanaku and others who’re by each commonplace not a push over with regards to actual politics in and throughout Oyo state.

Chief Adelabu whereas saying his defection from the APC to Accord Occasion emphasised amongst different issues that ” Accord Occasion is the political platform upon which his gubernatorial ambition shall be pursued to actualization”and that it was useless to restate in particulars, motive for relinquishing my APC membership on the purpose that such motive is public information, saying,
” a time exists within the lifetime of a honest aspiring man of the general public when occasions and circumstances lesson the operation of his thoughts onto new determination, new want and new dedication. Such time now finds expression in my political profession which requirements important change, basic determination and refreshing dedication.

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“It’s subsequently on this foundation that I hereby declare the withdrawal of my membership from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ACCORD Occasion of Nigeria (ACCORD). That is the political platform upon which my gubernatorial ambition shall be pursued to actualization by the steering and beauty of the Almighty Allah. It’s useless to restate in particulars, motive for relinquishing my APC membership on the purpose that such motive is public information. The person dies in him who retains silent within the face of blatant injustice and the lifetime of a lie is a matter of little time. Evil individuals battle in useless of their conspiracy in opposition to their harmless fellowman as a result of malice is a poor match for future.

What’s necessary above all is that my leaders, supporters and teeming individuals of Oyo State are hereby assured of my dedication by no means to disappoint them within the pursuit of my gubernatorial ambition to actuality by the Will of God. I want to current my humble self for the Political Liberation Motion to rescue our pacesetting state from the dangerous operation of clueless and inept individuals in Authorities and within the different Occasion. We will collectively inaugurate a brand new Period of peace and Progress in our Expensive State according to my 7-Level Agenda after I grow to be the Govt Governor by God’s Grace in 2023. There may be accord for our Imaginative and prescient within the ACCORD PARTY of Nigeria. We hereby transfer to therein accordingly.

Amidst the defection galore, the APC apparently sensing the state of affairs forward raised a reconciliation group led by Senator Olufemi Lanlehin to fix the crack fences throughout the get together forward the 2023 polls with the group shifting across the state to reunite APC
stakeholders throughout the state throughout which the committee stormed Oyo zone this Tuesday, 12 July, 2022 on the get together’s Oyo Central Senatorial District Workplace, Alagbon, on the Oyo-Iseyin Highway,Oyo township with the assembly attracting all main stakeholders within the Federal Constituency, with these unavoidably absent adequately represented.

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Chairman of the Reconciliation Committee, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin in his remarks reiterated the readiness of the get together and its governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, to behave speedily on no matter strategies put ahead in a bid to fix fences, assured all these aggrieved that his committee would do its finest to assuage their fears.

Whereas the ruling PDP within the state is busy in its activity at depleting different opposition events within the state by the on going defection, the Accord Occasion on its get together is leaving no stone unturned at stabilizing the get together the extra within the state for the 2023 normal elections.

With all eyes on the February normal elections, all of the political events in Oyo state little question are bent at springing shock throughout the governorship election within the state come February this 12 months.