Former Commissioner of Health during the administration of late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Dr Azeez Adedutan, has declared his support for the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and incumbent governor of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde.
Speaking at a press conference in Ibadan on Tuesday, Adedutan described the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary conducted in May 2022, as fraudulent.
He said Makinde remains the best man that can move the state forward, considering his performance out of the leading governorship candidates in the state.
Recall that Adeduntan contested the APC governorship primaries won by Sen Teslim Folarin.
“I’ve never see what is happening in APC since the primary nine months ago since I joined politics.
“To forestall accusations of anti-party activities and my unwavering commitment for truth, justice, equity and fair play; and after full consultations with my supporters throughout the 33 local governments area of Oyo State, i Azeez Popoola Adeduntan, the Osi Basorun of Ibadan land hereby resign my membership of APC effective today ,Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 and defects to PDP to support my brother, Engr Seyi Makinde for a well deserved second term and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,as the next president of Nigeria.
“Since I have been excluded; through fraud and electoral heist, for which we were and are ready anytime for a civil action, either for slander or libel, by any APC ticket holder, who feels injured by our factual statements above, being a fact and material witness; either by originating summons or writ of summons; in any federal court, in the last nine months of the pseudo OYO 2022 primaries.
“Fraudulent ticket holders in APC are now prowling the streets and roads of Oyo State as legitimate candidates. A man that cannot stand for truth,equity,fairness and justice, will fall for anything.
“For Oyo State indigenes and our youths especially,it is important to point out to them that the worst form of corruption is electoral fraud as it imposes unwanted candidates on the populace, who will never answer to the voters, but the fraudulent elements that implanted them into offices.
“My foray into politics was a child of circumstance, specifically driven to serve and help in bringing good governance to Oyo State primarily and Nigeria secondarily. Since all politics are local, as is done in the USA and other civilized world.
“This was more so when Oyo State became notorious for brigandage,with hoodlums and NURTW members prowling Oyo State roads and streets and the state became unruly and a war zone in 2011,” he said.
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