A serving member of the House of Representatives, two former House of Representatives members under the Accord Party and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a PDP gubernatorial aspirant, women leader, former local government chairmen of the PDP and thousands of their supporters on Wednesday in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, decamped into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
They claimed their future political destiny would be better served under the party.
The decampees included Hon. Afeez Jimoh, Folake Olunloyo-Osinowo, Tayo Sarumi, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, Chief (Mrs) Ayoka Lawani, Mr. Waheed Adeleke, former Chairman, Iseyin Local Government, among other party leaders from the Accord Party, Labour Party and PDP respectively.
They joined the APC at an event held at the historic Mapo Hall, Ibadan where they were received by the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi, his counterpart from Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who represented the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
In their separate remarks, the decampees said they were leaving their respective parties for the APC because they discovered that only the APC held hope for the country and the state in particular.
In her own remark, Hon Olunloyo-Osinowo said all the members of the PDP in Ibadan South West and Ibadan North West constituency had decamped to the APC, stating that they identified with progressive ideology and believed that only the party would take the country to the promised land.
“God has deserted PDP and Nigerians have rejected it. That was why we left the party. The APC remains the only party that can take Nigeria to her land of destiny,” she said.
Another former PDP member of the House of Representatives and chieftain of the Accord Party, Hon. Sarumi said that his former party had become a sinking ship that would meet its final waterloo at the governorship polls on Saturday, urging other members of the party to leave the Accord before it is too late.
Former governorship aspirant, Dr. Adeduntan urged the Accord Party governorship candidate, Senator Ladoja to prepare for the Olubadan stool as he would be retired finally from politics on Saturday, urging former governor Alao Akala to also prepare for his retirement from politics.
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