Akinlade asks Ogun PDP to absorb APM members

…says party treats APM as “Outcast”

By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

The Ogun State Deputy Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections, Hon. Abdulkabir Akinlade has called on leaders of the party to fully absorb members of the defunct Allied Peoples Movement (APM) into the mainstream.

WesternPost reports that Akinlade in June 2022 defected to PDP with over 20,000 APM members in Ogun state.

Addressing the aggrieved members of the defunct APM at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Akinkad noted that since 2022, no member of the party has been issued membership cards of the PDP, adding that the defectors were treated as outsiders.

He maintained that, apart from Alh. Ganiyu Dada, the PDP 2023 Ogun West senatorial candidate, Hon. Lukmon Atobatele and Hon. Idowu Olowofuja of Abeokuta South state constituency 1 and 2, most of his followers who had procured nomination forms in APC were schemed out.

He reminded the PDP leaders that he joined the party with his team of followers when it was neither fashionable nor profitable to do.

According to Akinlade, absorbing the APM family fully into the party would enhance the commitment and confidence of thousands of his supporters to join hands in repositioning PDP for future electoral victories.

“The purpose of this meeting is two folds, first is the need for my people, the APM family in Ogun PDP to be fully absorbed into the mainstream of the party across the 236 Wards in the State, update our people on efforts that we have made thus far and project our confidence for positive outcomes. Secondly, there is the need to set the record straight on the misinformation being reeled out by some mentally lazy individuals whose stroke in trade is lying and cheap sycophancy”, said Akinlade.

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