By Chris Ochayi
ABUJA—Former Minister of Power and Steel, Dr. Olu Agunloye, yesterday picked the Labour Party, LP, nomination and expression of interest forms to contest for Ondo North senatorial district under the party’s platform in the 2011 elections.
Agunloye, while picking the forms at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja,declared that his decision to join the race was borne out of the desire to bring a change in the way public officers serve the people.
He said he was in the race to support and complement Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s overarching programmes for the transformation and sustainable development in Ondo State.
Explaining why he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP under which served as Minister of Power and Steel as well as Minister of State for Defence, Navy, he said the political party in vogue today in Ondo State is the Labour Party.
According to him, yes I served former President Olusegun Obasanjo. I served under Obasanjo as minister and I became a PDP minister. Now you will also recall that in Ondo state there is a peculiar situation, where we believed that some issues were not done correctly.
“And now if you are in Ondo State and you will understand that the mode of the people, then you swim along with the people. So at the moment, the people in Ondo State are saying we are not going be in PDP. So we have swim along them and that is why I am in the Labour Party.