Senator Nicholas Tofowomo representing Ondo South in the National Assembly has stated that he would rather retire from politics than abandon the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which has provided him with significant benefits.
The Senator emphasized the need to reassure his constituents and the PDP following the defection of Senator Ayo Akinyelure from Ondo Central to the All Progressive Congress, APC, during a Senate plenary on Wednesday.
Though Tofowomo commended Akinyelure’s representation of the people of Ondo Central, he wished him well in his new political party.
He said: “I will rather leave active politics than leave the PDP through which God has made me. I was a two-term commissioner for transport in Ondo State on the platform of the PDP. I obtained God’s mercy thereafter to become a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the same PDP.
“I am grateful to God for fulfilling most of my desires within the PDP. As a result, I want to assure my constituents and the party leadership that I have no intention of leaving the PDP for any other political party.
“While it’s true that our party is currently experiencing some challenges, particularly in Ondo State, I recognize that these are internal issues that are common to all political parties and can be resolved amicably.
“As for my elder brother, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, who recently left the party, I wish him well and pray that God will continue to bless him for his contributions to the growth and development of our party and the Ondo Central region, regardless of where he finds himself in the future.”