The Ondo state Peoples Democratic Party, has said that it would not loose sleep over serial decampees from the party to the ruling All Progressive Congress in the state.
Recall that some chieftains of the party recently defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress in the state.
Moreover, Banji Okunomo and other candidates for governor announced their withdrawal from the party, citing a party leadership problem as the cause.
Alhaji Atiku Abubarka, the party's presidential candidate, filed a lawsuit, but Okunomo called it a sham and a waste of time.
Kennedy Peretei, the party's state publicity secretary, quickly responded, calling the departing members "serial decampees," adding that the party had accepted the revelation with calm.
According to Peretei, "These same personalities have moved in and out of the PDP twice over the past eighteen months, which is a confirmation of their nomadic nature as politicians.
"Most of them have consistently lost their Polling Units to other political parties during elections after receiving promotions from the PDP that were beyond their qualifications.
"With their opportunistic and self-serving excessive desires, which fuel their unquenchable yearning for scraps from the master's table, they have always been followed by failure.
To clear up any confusion, shortly after the PDP Governorship Primary Election in 2020, Banji Okunomo, Solomon Bitire, and their gang of court jesters declared that the PDP was dead in Ondo South.
They joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), but after their sad incident, they brazenly switched back to the PDP, which demonstrated their political importance. According to Vanguard.
"To be completely honest, why should the PDP worry about the departure of such colorless, insignificant, and repeated defectors?
Wherever they go, it won't come as a surprise if they're treated like political prostitutes. We can only wish them well on their journey on behalf of our party. In any case, our doors are open whenever they choose to return. They are political herdsmen now that they have shown that.
Okunomo blamed Atiku for the disastrous performance of the party in the most recent election, telling Vanguard that the result was inevitable given his hardline views on the rotation of power to the south.
Atiku should drop the legal suit, according to Okunomo, who also said that nothing will come of it.
He charged that the party's state leadership lacked vision and the necessary skills to bring the party together.
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