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I’m still a PDP member, says Oyo deputy governor

Engr Rauf Olaniyan

Oyo State Deputy Rauf Olaniyan has restated his membership of the Party (PDP).

Olaniyan, while to his rumoured from the party, said the rumours keep spreading because he stayed aloof from ‘the shenanigans that surrounded the selection of PDP for the 2023 elections’.

According to Olaniyan, about five political are wooing him, four of whom he said are ready to him their governorship ticket for the 2023 election.

Asked why he stayed away from the politickings, selection of candidates and allocation of tickets, the deputy said he cannot say he was involved when, in actual fact, he was sidelined.

Olaniyan said: “I am a , and Allah determines mymovement. So, if Allah says wait in PDP, I’ll wait, if He says I should go to , I will go, and if he says I shouldn’t go to either APC or PDP but elsewhere, that’s what I will do. Or if he says I should go away from politics, I will go away. I am not looking for what to eat or , let’s just wait for God to and we will know what to do.

“Why the speculations are always coming up is because I have decided to aloof, all through the nominations. I haven’t bought any nomination form and I didn’t participate in the PDP shenanigans. I it shenanigans because we know all the anomalies that have been going on.

“I hold no grudge against anyone and I am not anyone on anything. I was elected deputy and, constitutionally, I can only do whatever the to me. I am not having issues with anyone and I am not fighting anybody on anything.

“You can claim some are not specifically, but let’s wait and see. But, like I have been people, I am still a bonafide member of the PDP as in now, and 24 hours is a time in politics. Anything can happen anytime”

On rumours of being courted by other parties, Olaniyan said: “About five parties are wooing me with their ticket, four of them are wooing me with governorship ticket. I have paid my dues in so many parties. I was part of the members of in Oyo State. The parties all offered me tickets but I have told them to allow God speak. To be the is not my …”

While reacting to last Tuesday meeting between the and members of the House of Assembly, Olaniyan cautioned naysayers against speculations, saying the has the right to meet with the lawmakers anytime and on any issue.

 

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