Just in: Ogun lawmaker defects from APM, returns to APC

Just in: Ogun lawmaker defects from APM, returns to APC

The majority leader in the Ogun House of Assembly, Adeyinka Mafe, on Tuesday, April 2, announced the withdrawal of his membership of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mafe, who represents Sagamu 1 constituency at the Assembly, stated in his withdrawal letter read at plenary by Suraj Adekunbi, the speaker of the House, that he had returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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“I had earlier written a letter to leave APC.

“I write to officially withdraw the letter and I wish to notify you that I remain a member of APC Next Level,” he stated.

Mafe and three other members of the House had resigned their membership of APC and defected to the APM in November 2018.

The other defectors are three other defectors were the chief whip, Idowu Olowofuja who represents Abeokuta South II, Ganiyu Oyedeji (Ifo II) and Tunde Sanusi (Obafemi Owode).

Legit.ng earlier reported how the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state lost no fewer than 26 aspirants of the state House of Assembly to the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) before the election.

The defectors were aggrieved aspirants who alleged that the mandate given to them during the October 7 legislative primary of the APC was stolen by the national leadership of the ruling party.

One of the defectors, Lamidi Olatunji, said they “have come to inevitable conclusion to actualise their ambitions in APM.”

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He said: “We also wish to acknowledge the fatherly role of President Muhammadu Buhari in seeking to sustain the tenets of democracy, fairness and equity in the resolution of the crisis in Ogun APC.

“We regret that Mr President’s efforts were frustrated by the forces that are hellbent in taking the southwest back to the dark age of slavery where unelected kingpins direct the affairs of the people.”

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