- Oshiomhole has welcomed the governorship candidate of the APM in Ogun state during 2019 general election, Adekunle Akinlade, back to the APC
- Akinlade had in 2018 defected from the APC to the APM when he could not secure the ruling party's governorship ticket
- The APC national chairman, however, described the ruling party as a big family that accommodates all
Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has welcomed a former governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Ogun state, Adekunle Akinlade, back to the party.
Channels TV reports that Akinlade, who defected to the APM from APC at the peak of the 2019 general elections, announced his return to the ruling party on Monday, December 23.
Legit.ng gathered that the Supreme Court had dismissed Akinlade’s case which he filed against Dapo Abiodun as the governor of Ogun state after losing the election.
Oshiomhole said that the APC is one big family. He noted that their return showed that the effort of the national reconciliation committee set up recently by the party was yielding fruits.
He said: “The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, wishes to welcome back our brothers who left the APC to the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Ogun state, led by Hon. Adekunle Akinlade, at the peak of the 2019 general elections and now have decided to return to our party, back.
“The APC is one big family that believes in the ideals of true democracy, rule of law and party supremacy.”
He urged other former party members to use the opportunity to return, saying that the party is big enough to accommodate all, even those with divergent opinions.
It would be recalled that former governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his supporters equally returned to the APC.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Akinlade announced his return to APC on Monday, December 23 with all his followers.
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