By Steve Oni-Ilorin
The Saraki political dynasty got a major boost over the weekend as hundreds of kinsmen of the former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) in Kwara state, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo pledged their allegiance to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.
The members of the PDP from Isin local government area of the state, where former party chairman hails from were led into the Saraki political dynasty by Chief Michael Oyinloye and Hon. Ayo Idowu, former Isin local government chairman and member of the state House of Assembly respectively.
Speaking at the ceremony, Hon Ayo Idowu said the Isin PDP members decided to stay back in the party with Saraki as their leader because of the latter’s outstanding performance as former governor of Kwara state and as the Senate President.
” I want to assure you that 95% of PDP members in Isin are with the Senate President. We shall deliver 100% vote to PDP and our leader in 2019.”
In his remarks, Prince Michael Oyinloye debunked insinuations that PDP was dead in Isin with the defection of Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo to the comatose All Progressives Congress (APC).
” We are the ones behind Oyedepo and we have refused to follow him to APC because we believe in Saraki’s leadership, ” he said.
The representative of women, Mrs Juliana Adebara, corroborated the earlier speakers as she declared ” the people of Isin remain in PDP and we shall work for the success of the party and Saraki in 2019
Welcoming the Isin people into the fold of Saraki dynasty, the Director General of ABS Constituency Office, Alh Musa Abdullahi, said, ” we are happy to receive you good people of Isin local government into Saraki’s camp.
“We are particularly delighted that people from Isin, where former PDP chairman,Oyedepo comes from have come to Ilorin to pledge their allegiance to our leader, Dr Bukola Saraki.
” On behalf of the Senate President, I want to assure you of fair treatment by the Saraki dynasty. We wholeheartedly welcome you to PDP under the leadership of Saraki. If this large number can come to Saraki fold from Isin local government, then there is no cause for alarm .”