Top guns of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP decamping to the Progressives Congress, APC, have been urged by the House of Representatives representing Ondo East-Ondo West Federal Constituency, Hon Joseph Akinlaja, to return to the PDP to aid the rebuilding of the party, adding that If you jump ship anytime your party have challenges or lost an election, then you are a political harlot.
Following the APC victory in the presidential, National Assembly and gubernatorial elections across the country, Hon Akinlaja, urged the defected PDP members to reconsider their action.
Speaking in Lagos, he said “PDP is still very much alive. PDP is not dead. PDP will rise again. Our defeat during the elections by APC should not discourage PDP members.
Defection is not then answer. The best thing for all of us to do is to re-strategies, and come back as a formidable political party to challenge APC with a view of becoming the ruling party again”, he declared.
While saying the PDP will strive to become a stronger political party, he told the defectors:
“I don’t want the defectors to see politics as bread and butter affair alone. Politics is also about principle. Why should you cross carpet or defect simply because your party lost an election? Election is about losing and winning. When you win, you celebrate and when you lose it is not the end of the world, you only need to go back to the drawing board to plan for the future. If you jump ship anytime your party have challenges or lost an election, then you are a political harlot, and that is not good for your image”.