A senator-elect, in Ekiti North Senatorial District, Hon. Duro Faseyi, has condemned the mass defection of members of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), shortly after the March 28 presidential election, won by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd), saying those dumping the PDP for the APC were “fair weather politicians, who are only interested in their pockets.”
He told reporters, at the weekend, at Iludun Ekiti, while commenting on various political developments in the country that: “It is unfortunate that people are defecting; this is not healthy for our democracy. Those doing that are commercial politicians, who are for what to eat. I have remained a faithful party member, since I joined politics and I will remain so. I see no reason why people should dump the PDP, because the APC won at the centre.
“They are supposed to have come together to form a formidable opposition.” He said.
Faseyi declared that none of the newly-elected members of the PDP from Ekiti would dump the party for the APC. He insisted that rather, they would join hands with Governor Ayo Fayose to form a formidable opposition to the incoming APC federal government.
He dismissed insinuation that the incoming State House of Assembly would be a rubber stamp to the Governor Ayo Fayose-led government, saying every bill and policies by the Executive would be critically examined to ensure that the people derive maximally from the dividends of democracy.
He maintained that all the nine National Assembly and State House of Assembly members-elect, on the platform of the PDP, would work together as a team to fight for what rightfully belong to Ekiti State from the federal government.