Agagu's commissioner, 10,000 others dump PDP for LP


The immediate past Commissioner for Special Duties under Dr Olusegun Agagu's administration in Ondo State, Chief Boye Adegbemisoye at the weekend dumped the

People's Democratic Party (PDP) with over 10,000 teaming erstwhile supporters of the party to the ruling Labour Party (LP) in the state.

Adegbemisoye, a former Chairman of the Ile-Oluji/ Okeigbo Local Government Council would be the fourth cabinet ranking officials of the Olusegun Agagu's administration to dumped their former boss since he lost his efforts to remain in office following his controversial election two years ago.

Chief Adegbemisoye, said to be a member of the 'kitchen cabinet' of Dr Agagu's government told the mammoth crowd that gathered at Ile-oluji, headquarters of the council, including his followers that the Labour Party administration of Dr Olusegun Mimiko has impacted positively on the lives of the people to his surprise.

According to him, the Mimiko-led government has constructed 8-kilometers of road in Ile-oluji in the last two years more than the Agagu administration under which he served for about 6 years, adding that his town Ile-oluji has received the attention of Mimiko's administration in the construction of its caring heart mega primary schools across the state.

He noted the present government has acceded to the age-long desire of the community for a sports stadium, which he said would boost sports development in the local government and it's environ.

However, he assured that all his supporters had decided to work tirelessly for the overwhelming victory of the party in the April election.

While receiving the new decamping into Labour Party, the Southern Senatorial Chairman of the party, Senator Omololu Meroyi, appreciated Chief Adegbemisoye for his courage and genuine determination to join Labour Party and vow to ensure its success in the forthcoming elections.

He assured him and his followers of equal opportunities in Labour Party, charging him to sustain the unity and peace within the party.

In his remarks, the State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, who described the local government as the stronghold of Labour Party, called on the indigene of the area to utilize the opportunity to advance the development of the area.

He said 'This local government is special to Labour Party and we shall do everything possible to make you happy. Let us have unity, let us have unity, when we have peace and unity, everything you want shall be made possible. You voted massively for us when things were very hard. Now that your government is in power, we can never forget you but let us work together in unity'.

Governor Mimiko noted that Labour Party was ready to accommodate more people in its fold, especially people with genuine determination to work for the progress of the party and contribute to the on-going socio-economic transformation of the state.