– Ondo APC guber aspirant, Niran Sule, defects to PDP
– He says his decision to join the PDP is aimed at getting a viable political platform to actualize his ambition
– Sule says the PDP is the party to beat in the November 26 election
Niran Sule, a governorship aspirant in the Ondo state, has dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Leadership reports.
This comes just two weeks into the APC governorship primaries set to hold on Sunday, August 27.
According to Sule, his decision to join the PDP is aimed at getting a viable political platform to actualize his ambition.
Sule, a former senior special assistant to Governor Olusegun Mimiko on Special Duties made this known in Akure, the state capital, during the submission of the nomination form at the Ali Modu Sheriff PDP faction secretariat.
He said: “It is a function of where the interest of the people of Ondo state lies and how to achieve it. As individuals, we believe that moving forward, as far as the 2016 election is concerned, we need a platform that will allow us to shoulder common responsibilities and progress and development to our people.
“The leaders of the APC today are the same people who left PDP some years ago. So all we need to do is to be sensitive to see where our interest as a people and as a state can be better protected. The same people that worked for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 were the same people who worked for President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015.”
Sule said the PDP is the party to beat in the November 26 election, and his ambition is to make Ondo state the new economic power base of the nation if he is elected the next governor of the state.
Meanwhile, an aide to Sule, Yomi Adesida, told Sahara Reporters that Sule heard a secret meeting with the factional national leader of the PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, just before his defection.
The aide also disclosed that among those present at the meeting were the former Governor of Ogun state Gbenga Daniel and the controversial business mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim.
He confirmed that the meeting was held at a private location in Abuja and sponsored by Sheriff.
But in a swift response, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, APC publicist said Sule’s defection to the already house of the PDP was comic adding that Sule was never a bona fide aspirant of the APC.
“He never declared his intention to the party at any level in the state, nor does he visited the state party secretariat of our party at 17, Oyemekun Road, Akure.
“Niran Sule never paid to the compulsory Two Million Naira party Development Fee and Five Hundred Thousand Naira expression of interest form even with the Five Million Governor nomination form of the APC.
“So, what makes him an aspirant of our great party. He has no records in our party as an aspirant, and he was never a member but sine he has decided to join the corruption personified and divided house of PDP, we wish him good luck” he said.