Daily Metro News NG
The Ondo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has fault the defection of Dennis Alonge-Niyi, a one time chairmanship candidate of the party, saying he has since ceased to be a member of the party after his poor outing at the state congress last year.
In a press release signed by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, accused Alonge-Niyi of numerous anti-party activities. PDP categorically said APC’s logistics support for last Governorship election in the state was coordinated from his house.
The statement reads; “The supposed defection of Dennis Alonge-Niyi from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is unworthy of a response, but for the need to straighten the record.
“Recall that the last PDP State Congress was held on 4th August, 2020 in which Dennis Alonge-Niyi participated seeking the office of State Chairman. Based on his antecedents in the party, he was roundly defeated at the Congress. He scored 348 votes as against 1,341 scored by Alhaji Fatai Adams. Even though, he openly embraced the winner, his utterances and activities since then, portrayed him as a mole in the party.
“During the October 10, 2020 Governorship Elections, Alonge-Niyi shamelessly worked for the APC’s Governorship Candidate. As a matter of fact, the logistics support for the elections was coordinated for the APC from his house.
“It is not only ridiculous and laughable for such a character to say he is defecting from the PDP, when indeed, he has been working with the APC all along. Such behaviour smacks of a person lacking in integrity and honesty. As far as the PDP is concerned, Dennis Alonge-Niyi had exited the party since 2020 on the strength of his anti-party activities.
“It is apparent that, he still suffers from the hang-over of his miserable loss during the State Congress. His remarks on the leadership of the party in the States are comments from a frustrated person.
“Our party wishes him the very best of luck, as he begins his journey to political obscurity and oblivion.”