Senator Monsurat Sunmonu has clarified that she has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) but not to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as earlier reported.
Sunmonu who represents the Oyo Central senatorial district said she has moved to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
Her name earlier appeared in the list of senators who had moved to the PDP on Tuesday, July 24, but the senator in a post on her Facebook page clarified that she had moved to the ADC.
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She wrote: “Today, 24 July 2018, a letter was read during the Senate Plenary announcing the defection of some Senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Please be advised that my defection is as a result of issues within the APC Oyo State Chapter.
“As we know, politics is local and despite the rhetoric, there has been little or no effort at the State level to reconcile differences by incorporating various stakeholders and interests.
“I hereby declare affiliation with the African Democratic Congress (ADC)."
Meanwhile, Senator Soji Akanbi who represents Oyo South senatorial district has insisted that he remains a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) following report that he had moved to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It was earlier reported that Akanbi was one of the 14 APC senators who defected to the PDP on Tuesday, July 24.
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Premium Times however reports that Akanbi said he still remains a member of the APC saying his name was erroneously added to the list.
He said: “Initially today, my name was wrongly mentioned in the list of the people that defected to PDP. A point of order was raised. I was able to clear my name that I’ve never been part of defection from APC to PDP. I remain bona fide member of APC.”
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