With 4 days to the governorship election, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former Governor of Osun State and former National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, on Tuesday decamped and formally joined the All Progressives Congress.
He formally joined the party at a rally held to drum support for the reelection of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Oyinlola joined the APC with 10, 000 followers from all the local government areas in Osun State.
Oyinlola who ruled the state between 2003 and 2010 was the National Secretary of the PDP until a court ruled that the congress that produced him as the candidate was irregular.
At the inception of the New PDP, a group of aggrieved PDP members, Oyinlola was one of the members who staged a walkout at the convention. Most members of the group later fused into the APC with people like Senator Bukola Saraki, Admiral Murtala Nyako and others leading the pack.
Incidentally, Oyinlola was sacked from office by an appellate court which ruled in favour of Rauf Aregbesola in November 2010.