Obanikoro rains praises of Tinubu as he decamps to APC

Obanikoro rains praises of Tinubu as he decamps to APC. The former minister of state for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, has finally decamped to All Progressives Congress. Obanikoro left the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The former PDP chieftain Obanikoro praises the National leader of APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu said he has taken leadership to another level, not only in the state, but at the national level.

There have been a speculation that Obanikoro will decamp to APC and the ex-Minister’s defection at his Lagos Island constituency ended months of speculations about the status of his political allegiance.

He defected to the APC along with other PDP bigwigs in the state, including a former aide of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, Modupe Sasore. Obanikoro rains praises of Tinubu as he decamps to APC

Others are a national officer of the PDP, Jide Damazio, and another PDP chieftain, Chief Kola Balogun.

The decampees were received by chieftains of APC, including the state chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale; Alhaji Kashim Imam, Chief James Odunbaku as well as the Attorney General of Lagos State, Adeniji Kazeem who represented the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Ajomale who presented the APC flag to Obanikoro and others, said the coming of the former minister and others meant the opposition was totally dead in the state.

Obanikoro rains praises of Tinubu as he decamps to APC

Obanikoro appreciates the Asiwajo. he pointed out that he was happy to return to the fold of his age-long political associates after his long sojourn in the PDP.

According to him, there was no fulfilment in the PDP.

He said he joined the ruling party because he had a mission to render service on its platform.

“Today, I and others are not just joining the APC for joining sake, we are joining because we are on a mission.

“I had joined the PDP a few years ago with the hope that certain things would be done right to enable me make the desired impact. That did not happen.

Obanikoro rains praises of Tinubu as he decamps to APC

“And now, Asiwaju Tinubu has taken leadership to another level, not only in the state, but at the national level.

“So, my joining the APC is not by accident. It is to return to my people and seek a platform on which I can render service to my people, because leadership is about service and co-ordination of talents to achieve results.

“We have looked everywhere, and the only party that offers that platform for service delivery is the APC.

“For me, this is not really a defection; it is a home-coming, because in a way, this is my root. I am happy to return to my people; no place like home,” he said.

“I thank Tinubu for his magnanimity. I am here because he is generous and has a forgiving heart. If it were other leaders, they will say ‘God forbid.’

“He has accepted me back despite all the issues between us, I am grateful to him.”

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