Emmanuel Oyewole, deputy governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo state, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Oyewole, running mate to Ganiyu Ajadi, Oyo ADC governorship candidate, announced his defection to PDP at a media briefing in Ibadan, the Oyo capital.
Speaking at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) conference hall, Oyewole said his decision was taken to support the re-election bid of Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo.
“I and my followers, spread across the state, have considered this decision and I can say with all sense of responsibility that I have taken this decision in the interest of Oyo state,” he said.
“Truth be told, going by the good governance and masterful administration of governor Seyi Makinde, the 2023 governorship election in the state should have only one clear contender. And that is the incumbent governor, because as they say one good term deserves another.
“As loyal and patriotic indigenes of Oyo state, I and the teeming members of the ADC who had earlier signed to my aspiration as ADC deputy governorship candidate, we want these positive developments to continue.
“And we believe that only governor Makinde can make this possible.”