By Dayo Johnson
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State said Monday that it would reclaim power from the ruling Labour Party, LP, in 2013 .
It equally noted that the defection of some members of the party to the ruling Labour Party would not affect its chances in the 2011 elections.
A former Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Mobilisation in Ondo State, Chief Eddy Olafeso who spoke with newsmen noted that while some members were leaving many others were joining the party.
Olafeso who is eyeing the Ondo South Senatorial seat election said the party would immensely benefit from the return of people like Otunba Oyewole Fasawe, Ambassador Bayo Yusuf and the joining of the party by Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim.
He described PDP as a national party that was poised to turn round the fortune of the country and improve the various sectors of the society.
Olafeso said, â€œPDP is a national party that can integrate the various sectors of our country, it is true that some of our members are defecting, but the return of our leaders has shown that we win some, we lose some, but in reality PDP is that party to beat.
â€œWe have heard of the attempts made by the opposition to form a mega party but the moves have crashed, it is only the PDP that can act as the vehicle through which our national aspirations could be met.”
He said he wanted to contest election into the Ondo south senatorial seat because the people of the area were yet to have credible representation since the advent of democracy in 1999.
The former commissioner noted that the people of the country had been denied credible representations because those that should rise to contest elections had failed to do so.
He however said the PDP was ready to present the â€œfirst elevenâ€ during the next election in the bid to return to power in Ondo State.