A former minister of works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ogunlewe, who defected to the ruling party on Wednesday, May 22, said some politicians in the PDP are only after their selfish interests, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the former minister officially joined the APC at the party's caucus meeting, The Mandate Movement (TMM), Ikorodu Division, held at Chief Adenrele Olowu’s house, Igbogbo, Lagos state.
Ogunlewe said: “Nobody should expect a politician of my stature to stay in a house where some leaders are only after their selfish interests.
“What these people care about is only their selfish interests and not the interest of the party. I am tired of a party running into one problem or the other and I tell you, these people can never change.”
Ogunlewe, who said APC is an organised party, said another reason for joining the party is because he believed the party would zone the presidency to the southwest in 2023.
According to him, he would not want to be left out of any arrangement to give the region the presidency in 2023.
Legit.ng previously reported that a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, on Friday, May 3, declared that he was set to defect from the opposition party to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
He was reacting to the defection of his son, Moyosore from the PDP to the APC. Moyosore contested for a seat in the Lagos state House of Assembly on the platform of the PDP but lost and soon after, announced his resignation from the PDP.
He had been attending APC meetings in his area with other APC chieftains, including Bayo Osinowo, a member of the state assembly and senator-elect for the Lagos East senatorial district.
Ogunlewe said his lawyer son had indeed, defected to the APC and that he would be joining him within the next 30 days.
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