- There were reports during the week that Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe has announced his plan to defect from the PDP to the APC
- The senator was said to have stated that he saw no future in the PDP, added that he would be joining his son, Moyosore, in the APC within the next 30 days
- Ogunlewe has denied the reports saying he is still a member of the PDP
A former minister of works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, has denied media reports tht he has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos.
While reports had gone viral about his defection on Friday,May 3, the senator told Daily Trust that he remained in PDP, saying the report that he had dumped the party was not true.
Speculations had been rife in Lagos PDP that Ogunlewe might be on his way out following his seemingly intractable friction with the leadership of the party.
Ogunlewe had opposed the appointment of the present state chairman, Dr. Adegbola Dominic, after the resignation of the former chairman, Mashood Salvador.
He also, during the electioneering of the party for the just concluded 2019 elections, criticised the management of the campaign council of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the governorship running mate to Mr. Jimi Agbaje.
His son, Moyosore, who was the PDP House of Assembly candidate for Kosofe I Constituency, recently resigned his membership of the PDP and joined the ruling APC.
When contacted, Ogunlewe, however debunked the report of his defection, saying it was not true.
But, he warned that the party was bedeviled with many crises which if not urgently resolved could spark exodus of people from the party.
He also challenged the legitimacy of the present state executive led by Dr. Dominic.
Meanwhile, the Lagos chapter of the PDP on Friday, May 3, declared that Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, does not have electoral value.
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Dominic, the state chairman of the party, made this statement following Ogunlewe's reported decision to defect to the APC.
The party chairman claimed that the former minister of works is one of the major problems militating against the progress of PDP in the state adding his defection is a positive development for the party.
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