- The chairman of Action Democratic Party in Oyo state, Chief Folaranmi Owolabi, has defected to the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections
- Owolabi defected with more than 10,000 members of the Oyo state chapter of ADP
- The ADP former chairman promised to mobilise support for Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who is contesting the Oyo South senatorial district election
The chairman of Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Oyo state, Chief Folaranmi Owolabi, has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) alongside more than 10,000 members of the party.
The defectors said they made the decision because of the overbearing influence of a former governor of the state, Alao Akala, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gather that Owolabi promised to mobilise other defectors to campaign vigorously for the victory of the Oyo South senatorial district candidate of the APC, Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
He said that the state governorship candidate, Chief Adebayo Adelabu and other APC members would also be campaigned for
Owolabi said: “Up till Wednesday, I was the Oyo State chairman of the ADP; but, by the grace of God I and more than 10,000 members have dumped the ADP and we are now fully in APC.”
“We were the foundation members of the ADP since the last two years. We nurtured the party to become a force to reckon with in Oyo State politics, which is what attracted the likes of Otunba Alao-Akala to come and join us.
“But, sadly, up till yesterday the national secretariat has never bothered about the welfare and upkeep of the state chapter of the party. No moral or financial support so far.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the former governor of Oyo state and gubernatorial candidate of African Democratic Party (ADP) for 2019 general elections, Adebayo Alao-Akala, said the opposition parties in the state would team up to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Alao-Akala said the opposition parties in the state would team up to defeat the ruling APC.
He said the mistake of splitting without cohesion and unity made in 2015 general elections by the oppositions would not repeat itself as the state moves closer to 2019 general elections.
Akala said the leading gladiators in the respective opposition parties were working assiduously to ensure that alliance works among one another.
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