The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works is free to leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC) if he so desires.

The former minister had over the weekend told reporters that he has given the PDP certain conditions it has to meet or he will be left with no choice than to join the ruling APC.

Reacting to Ogunlewe’s statement, the state chairman of the party, Adegbola Dominic said Ogunlewe’s departure will do the opposition PDP a lot of good.

Dominic said: “Ogunlewe, while accusing our national leaders of incompetence and negligence of their duties, remarked that they are ‘all abroad’ now and would only come around when there is money to share.

“Such disparaging remarks are unbecoming and not expected from a 75-year-old man who claims to be a leader of the party.

“Ogunlewe has been publicly supporting and hailing one Segun Adewale a.k.a Aeroland who has been openly declared a non-member of our party by the National Working Committee and who has been disparaging our leaders and terrorizing them with his thugs.

“Ogunlewe has repeatedly lied that he was present at a meeting where I, as state chairman canvassed support for the candidate of another party. This deliberate falsehood was obviously targeted at creating confusion and disaffection among the party members.

“A respected former state chairman, Capt. Tunji Shelle (rtd) who was present at the said meeting noted that Ogunlewe was nowhere near the venue of the meeting. He declared that Ogunlewe is a confused man who should go take a rest.