In Saki West local government, Oyo State, a number of the PDP’s ward chairmen and thousands of their supporters have defected to the Hon. Shina Peller’s political party, Accord.
This occurred on Friday in Saki when the ward chairmen officially announced their defection from the PDP to Accord under the leadership of their leader, Honourable Abdulsalam Rafiu Arikewusope.
The choice was influenced by the aspirations, desires, and interests of the majority in Oke-Ogun, according to Honourable Arikewusope, who also served as the PDP chairman of each of the eleven ward chairmen in the local government.
According to him, they have all unanimously identified with Honourable Peller’s liberation mission and Accord as the only formidable political party to reckon with not only in the Oyo North Senatorial District.
The Hon. Arikewusope continued by saying that they see Hon. Peller as a young, energetic, fearless, and grassroots-focused politician who supports a bottom-to-top approach to governance.
He said that if elected as their senator in 2023, they are convinced that Honorable Peller will step up efforts to close the gap between the government and the general populace.
The chairman of Accord in Oyo State, Prince Felix Kolade Ojo, welcomed the new members and thanked them for their faith in Accord as a party that can further the liberation goal.
He continued by saying that Accord is a party that values internal democracy and that all of its members, regardless of their racial or religious identity, always feel a sense of belonging.
In his own response, Hon. Shina Peller, the Acoord candidate for the Oyo North Senatorial District in the upcoming general election, praised Hon. Arikewusope and others for their brave decision, calling it a very courageous step motivated by the desire to develop the Oke-Ogun region.
In order to reassure the new members that they made the right choice, Hon. Peller expressed his confidence that Accord will win the upcoming general election in 2023, particularly in Oyo North and consequently Oyo State as a whole.