Shina Peller finally joins PDP

Shina Peller

Former member of the House of Representatives Shina Peller on Thursday officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He was received by Governor Seyi Makinde, represented by his deputy, Bayo Lawal, at Ode-Oba, Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Peller, who was elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress in 2019 to represent Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency, left the party in 2023 to secure the Oyo North Senatorial ticket of the Accord Party, but he lost the election to the candidate of the PDP, Fatai Buhari.

Peller, however, attributed Makinde’s exemplary leadership qualities to his decision.

He said, “When I wanted to contest Senatorial in APC, they said we are too small but I thank God, today we are in the right party, a big party. If you look at Nigeria today, we are so endowed, but lack of leadership is our problem.

“Nigeria is endowed with both human and natural resources but these resources have failed to translate to reality. So, there is no leadership when there is no leader.

“Seyi is a visionary leader, that’s why I joined the party. I have seen the reason to align with the vision of Makinde. There is no leadership when there is no vision. And we have seen the good work Makinde has done in this zone, Oke-Ogun. It has never happened in the history of Oyo North Senatorial district.

“From Moniya to Iseyin; Oyo to Iseyin; Ogbomoso to Iseyin and so on. It has never happened before. So, if you have a visionary leader like him, you have to support him. That’s why we have decided to join Governor Makinde and the PDP to move the state forward.”

Makinde assured Peller that he would not regret joining the PDP.

Former governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos Olajide Adediran aka Jandor was among dignitaries who witnessed it.