Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye and a former Ekiti State, Governor Chief Niyi Adebayo have condemned members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who are trooping to the All Progressives Congress, APC, since the declaration of the results of the presidential election won by APC candidate, Gen Mohammadu Buhari, saying such politicians were not ready to make sacrifices.
The two chieftains of the PDP and APC, who spoke to newsmen in Ise Ekiti and Iyin Ekiti respectively on Saturday, said the defectors should have stayed back in the PDP and make it a virile formidable opposition party to the incoming APC-led federal government.
Adeyeye, who said he would remain in the PDP, described the action of the defectors as a “serious concern and worrisome.”
He said “I advised the PDP members to rebuild the party; we need to have a viable opposition. I think people should stay in their party and work for the success of their party.
“I am not going to defect; I don’t believe APC will do better than PDP.”
Adeyeye said the loss of the PDP at the presidential election would rather afford leaders of the party the opportunity to reform it.
“You need this kind of jolt to look back, I know a lot of things are wrong with the PDP, so it is an opportunity to review ourselves and re-strategise.
“I can tell you these people, the APC cannot go far. I am aware that one of the big shots is already coming back to the PDP.”
He said notwithstanding the mass defection of members to the APC, the PDP would give virile opposition to the incoming APC-led federal government.
“But the real opposition that will be offered is not from the PDP but Nigerians having been able to experience the government.
“Nigerians should not fear that there won’t be a virile opposition,” he added.
Former Governor Adebayo said the defectors should have stayed in their party to build it back.
He said a virile and viable opposition party was needed to keep the ruling party on its toes, describing the present situation as not healthy for the political system.


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