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Resign now, PDP chieftain tells Oyo deputy gov

Rauf Olaniyan

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Chief Olawale Oladoja, has told the state deputy governor, Mr Rauf Olaniyan, to resign. Olaniyan, who defected from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, recently, has enjoined the deputy governor to resign before it is too late.

The party chieftain, in a statement he personally signed in Ibadan, on Friday, said he was not surprised by the defection of Olaniyan because he had been hobnobbing with the APC leaders in the state for quite a while.

According to him, the deputy governor ought to have dropped everything that had to do with the PDP saying “In as much as the defection of the deputy governor of the state from our party, PDP to the APC is not surprising, the ‘omoluabi ethos’ dictates that he should resign as the deputy governor following his defection. He should resign now before we disgrace him out of office.

“He was elected on the platform of our party, hence he should not stay to benefit anything from the party. To him, he might be thinking that he has not done anything bad but he has to learn the basic principles of morality by choosing to resign honourably.”