The erstwhile Secretary, Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mr. Akinwale Akinwole has finally confirmed his readiness to dump the All Progressives Congress, APC, for Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state.
This is coming on the heels of rumours about his new allegiance to the ruling Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Oyo State.
Akinwole who is the Proprietor of Ogbomoso United Football Club, while confirming the development on Wednessday said,” Yes, ‘I am leaving APC for PDP very soon’, adding that the formal declaration will come up in Ogbomoso, his hometown.
He revealed that his decision to defect to the PDP in spite of the tremendous roles he has actively and conspicuously played during the 2019 election for the then ruling party was borne out of Governor Seyi Makinde’s performance.
According to him, “Governor Seyi Makinde’s performance and magic touch turning Oyo State to cynosure of all eyes within the little stint of times, is a motivating factor, his plethora of achievements and quality style of governance is another sterling guality that really spurred him, saying those things are the genuine reasons why he made up his mind to join his party with a view to complementing his efforts in making Oyo state a better place worthy of living for both the people of Oyo state and the people across the federation.
Wolekanle, as he is fondly called appreciated the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the opportunity bestowed on him to serve the party meritoriously and without any form of deformity during his brief stint.
He therefore enjoined those left behind in the party not waste time in joining Governor Makinde in his effort towards taking the state to the promised Land.
Asked if he is being pushed by his House of Representatives’ ambition in 2023 general election, Wolekanle said, ” though he has ambition to contribute his quota to the development of Ogbomoso in general, but that the decision was taken after due consultations across board and popular demand by his teeming followers to move into PDP
“My interest is to serve my people with the utmost interest in moving my country home cum Oyo State to the expected height, our people deseves better representation and because Governor Seyi Makinde is doing actively and positively well, if l am priviledged to serve, l will definitely add value to his records of achievement and thus complement his efforts in taking Oyo state to a greater to the Eldorado.
Part of his contributions to his community includes financial supports to the less priviledged, artisans and traders, scholarship awards and educational succour to the brilliant and indigent students in tertiary institutions as well as annual JAMB coaching and procurement of JAMB forms to secondary schiol leaving students.
Mr Akinwale, a graduate of Lagos State University is the chief Convener, Ogbomoso Ajilete Carnival, an anunual socio- cultural event that aims at promoting unity among the youths in Ogbomoso. He also owns a football club to encourage the younger ones discover and build their football talents.