Nigeria Elections Aftermath ‘PDP defectors are political prostitutes,’ Party chieftain says

Joseph Akinlaja, a member of the House of Representatives representing Ondo East-Ondo West Federal Constituency, urged the defecting members to return to the PDP and help rebuild the party.

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused PDP members who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) due to the latter’s resounding victory in the recently held general elections of being ‘political harlots.’

Joseph Akinlaja, a member of the House of Representatives representing Ondo East-Ondo West Federal Constituency, urged the defecting members to return to the PDP and help rebuild the party.

Honourable Akinlaja made the plea while speaking in Lagos recently.

PDP is still very much alive. PDP is not dead. PDP will rise again. Our   defeat during the elections by APC should not discourage PDP members. Defection is not then answer. The best   thing for all of us to do   is to re-strategize, and come back as a formidable political party to challenge APC with a view of becoming the ruling party again”, he said.

“I don’t want the defectors to see politics as bread and butter affair alone. Politics is also about principle. Why should you cross carpet or defect simply because your party lost an election?” Akinlaja asked.

“Election is about losing and winning. When you win, you   celebrate and when you lose it is not the end of the world, you only need to go back to the drawing board to plan for the future. If you jump ship anytime your party has challenges or loses an election, then you are a political harlot, and that is not good for your image,” he added.

The PDP has witnessed a mass exodus following the APC’s victory at the federal and state level and was forced to shut its doors to defectors following the influx.

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