- 10,000 defectors from PDP and APC have joined ADC in Ogun state
- The defectors were loyalists of Senator Olamilekan Adeola
- ADC, recently adopted by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, is seeking to be an alternative party to the two main parties
Over 10,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have on Thursday, June 21, defected from their parties to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Vanguard reports that the defectors were loyalists of Senator Olamilekan Adeola popularly known as Yayi, representing Lagos west senatorial district.
The defectors known as Yayi Movement said they were fed up with the group and ready to join ADC to support the governorship ambition of its governorship aspirant Gboyega Isiaka in 2019 election .
One of the leaders of the Yayi Movement , Nurudeen Olaleye, said 90 percent of the gathering who came from all the local governments in Ogun Central were members of the Yayi’s movement who picked interest in ADC and its governorship aspirant, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka (GNI).
Olaleye said: “Those who were once Yayi’s loyalists have joined GNI and are ready to throw their full support. They are from different local government in the State. Yayi’s movement cannot be described as a moving train because it was neither going forward nor backward.
“We have come to stay in ADC and support GNI and nothing can take us back."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the ADC has threatened to shut down the presidential villa if former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, is harmed by the current administration.
The party which has been adopted by Obasanjo, made the statement in reaction to claims by the former president that the Buhari administration was plotting to detain him on false charges.
The chairman of the ADC, Chief Okey Nwosu, told the Punch during a telephone interview on Friday, June 8, that the Buhari-led government had resorted to hounding opposition members into submission having failed to deliver on its campaign promises.
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