Lagos' Only PDP Lawmaker Vows To Be 'Last Man Standing'
Oladipupo now walks alone.
He is the only Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Seven other members who won on the PDP platform have since defected to the APC, the ruling party in Lagos State.
The expectation is that he would soon do same but he has vowed to remain a member of the opposition party.
Olorunrinu, representing Amuwo Odofin I, said on Thursday in Ikeja that he was not moved by the defection of his former party members in the House.
He prefers to remain with the people who voted him to represent them.
“My coming to the House was made possible by the people and same goes for everybody.
“We (PDP) have always been members of the opposition in the assembly whether we are eight, seven or one. Minority is minority.
“So, whether it has reduced from eight to one has not changed anything personally for me. I represent the people that voted me here.
“We all have different reasons for coming to the assembly and we all have reasons for doing what we do. For me, my people have not told me to decamp to the APC,” he said.
According to him, the House is not a place to play party politics, but a place to ensure that the dividends of democracy get to the people.
The recent Supreme Court Judgment in favour of the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee, must have boosted his belief in a new beginning for the PDP.