Akinbade: Obasanjo convinced me to dump PDP
Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the September 22 governorship poll in Osun State, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo advised him to dump the People Democratic Party (PDP) and join (ADC).
Akinbade who disclosed this during an interactive session with newsmen in Osogbo, Osun State noted that Obasanjo called him and informed him to dump the PDP and become the flag bearer of the ADC for the September 22, Guber polls just before the primaries of the PDP.
“We were in the Labour Party (LP) sometimes last year. There were having issues with a caretaker committee of the PDP in Osun. Both two factions came to beg me. I consulted with my people and we all decided to go back to PDP. You knew what happened during the primaries in July. Some of them said it to my face that Akinbade is a good candidate, but he has no money.” he told newsmen
“On July 1, 2018, I had a call from Obasanjo who told me that are you aware that you will not be picked after the conclusion of the PDP primaries. He said I should go and resign my membership of PDP and pick the ticket of ADC. I said it would not be possible. Then, he said I was heady, saying ADC would not pick a defeated gubernatorial aspirant.
“A month to the PDP primaries, Oyinlola called me asking how many people are in my camp. I said I am not camping anybody. He said he knew how many delegates each governorship aspirants in the PDP had camped. He said he called me because the party had relaxed its stand of not picking defeated aspirants.” he added