The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has told members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to move enmasse and join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) before they die.
Prof. Osinbajo made the statement at a dinner to mark the 80th birthday celebration of former APC Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun
At the dinner, Osinbajo told the story of an American Republican Senator who told his bewildered family on his dying bed that he wanted to cross over to the Democrats.
Read what he said:
“Let me tell a story of politician who was a long time life Republican politician in the US. He was lying down on a sick bed and was about to die, he said, ‘I want to change my party, I want to become a Democrat so that tomorrow, it will be announced that a Democrat died not a Republican.
You can see that we politicians are very faithful and very loyal indeed. I can only ask our friends in PDP also to ensure that they cross over before they die! It is time for them to cross over,” he said jokingly.
The Vice President described Chief Oyegun as a loyal party man, an excellent role model and a leader who has always been his own man, charting his own course, sometimes, making some real troubles.
“He always sounds like a fine, well read and well-spoken gentleman driven into politics by some rascals. But indeed, he is a consummate politician and an astute strategist.
People like Chief Oyegun has shown that politicians can be loyal and distinguished men and women and it makes us proud to belong to this company of credible human beings. Despite what people say, we are often more loyal than some other people,” Osinbajo stated.