By GBENGA OLARINOYE
OSOGBO—FORMER governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State, Oluwole Oke, has advised two former governors of the state, Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and other PDP chieftains against defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the August 9 governorship election.
Oke, in a statement by his Director of Media and Publicity, Yemi Giwa, admitted that though PDP was sick, he however reasoned that, “you don’t kill a sick person but rally round him to help him recover from his ailment.”
Going philosophical, he said cutting off the head was not the antidote for a chronic headache, saying “you don’t throw away a baby with the bathwater.”
According to him, Oyinlola, Adeleke and Omisore are the emerging leaders, “who should beacon the light and illuminate the dark areas in our great party, with a view to bringing it back to the right path.
“Let me be sincere, APC and other political parties are reaching out to us, but we are mindful of their offers, we are much more disposed to remaining within PDP and assisting in re-building it. I am saying this because we are, so to say, the landlords in PDP and it is unheard of for the landlords to vacate his house for his tenants just because there is a misunderstanding between them.
“This clarification becomes necessary in order to allay the fear of our agitated teeming supporters, particularly the young ones, who keep on wondering about which path they should follow.”