A former Senator who represented Ondo South Senatorial District in the 8th Assembly, Senator Yele Omogunwa, has reportedly dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Omogunwa, who contested the 2019 General election on the Platform of the APC and lost to Nicholas Tofowoma, was said to have attended a leaders meeting of the PDP in Akure, the Ondo state capital city on Thursday.
The former senator was said to be in company of Olatunji Felder, his contender on the Platform of the Action Alliance (AA), in the 2019 election.
Fatai Adams, the state Chairman of the PDP, while welcoming the leaders to the Party, described the development a handiwork of God and a sign of victory for the party.
Adams also enjoined other leaders and members of the party to give them their due recognition as full members of the party.
Senator Omogunwa while addressing the leaders of the party at the meeting, said what he did was to simply retrace his step to his source.
Omogunwa explained that “nobody actually pressurized me to come back to the party. I only realized that I had gone on a wrong voyage and needed to retrace my steps. I took a defective flight that landed me in the wilderness but I have taken a better flight now and I have arrived safely to the party.”
According to him, “I need to let you know that I have not come to pursue any personal ambition here. I have only come back to my source. I thank leaders who have been holding the party together. No doubt, PDP is faring good and great but we also intend to make it fare better and greater.
“Although I am not a prophet, I am a pastor. I see hope in the PDP’s struggle and I don’t doubt the victory of the party at the Supreme Court. I am here to add value to the party and I brought some of my coordinators here. We have started the work, there is no going back.”
On his part, Olatunji Felder said his decision to join PDP was borne out of concern for the good of the people. Felder said PDP has always been touching lives of the people with far-reaching, innovative programmes and would love to be in a party that makes the interest of the people, its top priority
Meanwhile, leaders of the party had earlier described Sen. Yele Omogunwa as an offspring of the men of Issachar who knew the time and the season to operate, describing his presence in the party as a confirmation of success for PDP in the months ahead. They therefore warn his critics to exercise caution in attacking such unusual personality who is only being directed from above on when to halt and when to move.