Oladipupo Olorunrinu, the lone Peoples Democratic Party, PDP member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has vowed to remain the last man standing for his party in the House.
Olorunrinu (PDP-Amuwo Odofin I), said he was not moved by the defection of his former party members in the House to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Seven other members who got into the Assembly on the platform of the PDP in the 2015 elections, have since defected to the APC, the ruling party in the state.
Olorunrinu said he would remain with the people who voted him to represent them, and would notÂ jump ship.
â€œMy coming to the House was made possible by the people and same goes for everybody.
â€œWe (PDP) have always been members of the opposition in the Assembly whether we are eight, seven or one. Minority is minority.
â€œSo whether it has reduced from eight to one has not changed anything personally for me. I represent the people that voted me here.
â€œWe 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,â€™â€™ 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.