Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost its relevance in the South-West, after former President Olusegun Obasanjo who brought the party to the region, tore his membership card.
Aregbesola stated this while on the campaign train soliciting for votes for Senator Mudashir Husain at Ikire, in Irewole Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor made it clear that the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the centre, had seen the end of PDP's reign in the country.
"Why will any sensible politician at this time will want to associate with a party that is not only drowning but dead in the South-West.
"It will be an exercise in futility for anybody to now want to wake up a dead horse through the July 8 Osun West Senatorial bye-election when founding fathers of the party have not only deserted the party but wouldn't want to be associated with it.
"We are all living witnesses to how the former President openly at his ward declared that the the PDP has gone beyond redemption, hence his declaration of the obituary of the party with the symbolic trashing of his membership card," Aregbesola stated.