Former governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, recently revealed why he decamped from to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He denounced his former party, the PDP, as a dying party.
Months ago, Alao-Akala left the PDP after he was denied the party gubernatorial ticket for the 2015 April election.
In an interview with Nigerian Tribune, Alao-Akala claimed that the PDP was at the brink of natural death.
“I already said goodbye to the PDP; I would not have gone back to the PDP. What would I have gone back to do in PDP? Those people that had dissenting voices were not the people who followed me to Labour Party, so they must be the ones expecting that maybe I would come back to PDP.
“But the decision to leave PDP back then was unanimously taken by my followers, so if some people are expecting me to return to PDP, they are not many; they are very small in percentage and I will say they are insignificant. Nobody would have expected me to come back to PDP; the party will soon die a natural death, so there is no way I can go back to a party that is in comatose.
At present, PDP is in comatose, why do I have to go and join issues or be part of the people that will bury PDP? I can’t go back to PDP. I have said goodbye to them and I wish them good luck. I hope they can get a good doctor to revive the party,” he said.
He also said that he would never return to the PDP even if the party is reconstructed.
“I cannot and I won’t return to PDP. The only way I can go back to PDP is if the thing that made me to be going to the APC, if that thing is no more there, maybe I can go back. But to be truthful with you, I am done with PDP and that’s just the truth of the matter.”
Alao-Akala also disclosed that the grass is greener in APC and most of this friends and associates have also joined the party.