A former Commissioner for Finance in Osun State, Wale Bolorunduro who served during the Rauf Aregbesola administration, has decamped from All Progressive Congress (APC), to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing the State chapter of the former as a party of deceit.
Bolorunduro, who was speaking at his official defection from the APC to PDP in Ijebu-Jesa over the weekend, stated that his decision was because the PDP is more of a progressives party that is transparent.
In his words, “My followers and I are defecting today (Saturday) to the PDP because it is the party for the progressives. It is a party that is transparent and not deceitful as the former party I was.
“I left APC because my glory was being covered and my contributions trampled upon. APC is full of deceit. There is nothing called progressives in that party.”
The former commissioner who is also a vocal critic of the Adegboyega Oyetola administration, especially in the area of finance and the administration’s critique of its predecessor, revealed that he began to suspect the party when he discovered that it had nothing to offer the people of the State.
Before his defection to the Osun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bolorunduro was a chieftain of both The Osun Progressives (TOP) and the Rasaq Salinsile faction of the Osun APC.
Both TOP and the Rasaq Salinsile-led faction of the party had been in a running battle with the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and his faction of the Osun APC and his Ileri Oluwa group.
Meanwhile, the Osun State Government has reacted to the claims by the former Finance Commissioner, Bolorunduro.
In a statement signed by Funke Egbemode, the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, the State government stated that the claims by the former Commissioner regarding the State’s finance under Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was a misrepresentation of facts and outright lies against the person of the governor and the government he superintends over.
The statement also challenged the former Commissioner to be courageous enough to tell the whole world the truth about his inglorious years in Osun where one-month salary was paid four times at intervals.
In his remark, the Osun PDP Caretaker chairman, Adekunle Akindele called on other APC members who are still contemplating either to join the PDP or not to do so in the interest of the State.
Akindele noted that the outgoing government of Oyetola has wreaked havoc on the State.