The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated on Friday that one of the party’s chieftain, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe who was a former Minister of Works is a mole in the party and was secretly working for the All Progressive Congress,APC,
Describing the recent impeding action by the chieftain as a good riddance for the PDP, the state party chairman disclosed that Ogunlewe is one of the problems affecting the growth of the PDP in the centre of excellence, stating that his exit is a good omen for the party’s development.
He disclosed that there are real evidence indication that the PDP chieftain has been collecting money from APC leaders including Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to work against the progress and interest of PDP in Lagos state.
While asking the chieftain to defects to APC if he desires, Dominic issued a stern warning to him against allegations by saying the party chairman asked PDP members to work against Jimi Agbaje, the party’s governorship candidate in the just concluded elections.
According to him “His exit to the APC will affect the fortunes of our party positively because he has been one of the major problems of the party. If he wants to join APC, he should go but he should stop spreading lies about the leadership of our party. For him to say he instructed party members to vote for another political party in the last election is a total lie and mischievous.
“I have debunked this nonsense on about two occasions. There is no evidence to back up that claim. I spoke at the open meeting we had where Jimi Agbaje made the allegation. He said he has evidence and I asked him to show me the evidence but up till now, he has not provided any evidence.
“Our members were angry because of the attitude of our governorship candidate. They were disappointed in him and didn’t want to vote for him. They even came to me and during an open meeting, they demanded that we seek an alternative candidate but I appealed to them to forgive him for the sake of the party.
“For a person like Ogunlewe to be spreading unfounded and baseless rumours shows the kind of person he is. Based on his conduct, we have never regarded him as an asset to our party but a liability. It has always been said that he is a mole in the PDP, he has been working for APC for a long time.
“We have evidence that he has been collecting money from APC leaders even during our own elections to work against us. We have concrete evidence on this. So, if he is joining the APC, it is good riddance and a positive development to our party.”
It will be recalled that the embattled PDP leader had taken his son, Moyosore to the residence of senator-elect for Lagos East senatorial district, Bayo Osinowo about a forthnight ago disclosing that he will be defecting to the APC in the next one month.
He stated that “Yes, I am set to leave. My son is already there and he is expecting me to join him. I am leaving in the next 30 days.
“You see, for now, there is no chairman in PDP. We don’t have leaders and you don’t expect me to stay in a party that is not stable and with people that lack focus.
“Look at what happened in the last elections. The supposed chairman of the PDP in the state asked members to vote for the opposition for whatever reason.
“Is that a party? Should I remain with people like these?
“What these people care about is only their selfish interests and not the interest of the party. I am giving the party 30 days’ notice, after which I will leave.
“I am tired of a party running into one problem or the other and I tell you, these people can never change.”
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