By Femi Odusanya
Over 1,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State on Thursday, 21st June, 2014, decamped to the Labour Party.
The event which was witnessed by Labour Party members in the nine federal constituencies of the state took place at the Ogun East Senatorial office of the party along Ondo road in Ijebu Ode local government area of the state.
Speaking at the meeting, the state Chairman of the party, Comrade Niyi Osoba noted that the favourite party of the indegine of the state is Labour Party because it has good welfare packages for the people and the party is set to liberate the people of the state .
He said the Tai Solarin University of Education was established by the government led by Otunba Gbenga Daniel and a lot of good projects will also be embark upon if Labour Party took over the control of the state in 2015.
The state Leader of the party, Otunba Gbenga Daniel while addressing the party members said he is happy to be in Ijebu Ode for the meeting.
He noted that he is yet to get a response to all he has said about the performance of the incumbent administration in the state.
“Our administration made a lot of effort in making sure that a refinery is established in the state, before we left office, Dangote had been given land at Ode Omi ward of Ogun Waterside local government after which an agreement was signed and all that was requested by Dangote to start the project was that the state government should tar the road leading to the site, which is Ode Omi, Itire, Makun Omi, J4 and Express road with a bridge in between. According to estimate the road will cost N5 billion and it was part of what we wrote in the handover note given to the present government but because of the cluelessnesss of the administration, they allow a major project which a lot of our people will benefit from elude us,” he said.
He also emphasized that Labour Party is in support of President Goodluuck Jonathan led administration and will do everything possible to ensure that he emerges the winner of 2015 presidential election in the country.
In his address, Honourable Remi Hassan representing Odogbolu Constituency at the state Assembly noted that the party’s campaign is going to be a campaign based on issues and not sentiment.
“Tai Solarin University, Ijagun must stay against the wish of the state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to scrap the institution. The school is one of the initiatives of Otunba Gbenga Daniel’s led administration. Thank God Amosun did not see the two third of the House of Assembly members to support the scrapping of the institution,” he said.
According to him, Home Owners Chattered which was recently introduced by the state government is a fraud, the Certificate being issued is not Certificate of Occupancy but Certificate of Ownership.
Part of the event was the decamping of over 1,000 members of PDP to Labour Party.
Leader of Loyalty Network, one of the groups that dacamped to the party, Islamiya Ojo was full of appreciation to Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
“Leaders of PDP have been deceiving us. They said OGD is still coming back to the party but on investigation we knew OGD is in Labour party and the group decided to join the winning team. By 2015, Labour Party will win Ogun state,” she said.